The Real Terror in a Night Terror

It was a long, dark corridor made of cinder-blocks. A single shaft of light from a cross-secting hallway was the only visible reference to this complex I was reconnoitering.

Quickly, but quietly I moved toward the stab of light knowing that slipping through it was a danger I had to face. Without warning, I was body slammed, carried by the momentum of my attacker into the lit hallway and smashed against the wall.

Whoever it was, they had my right arm wrenched so far up my back that I could feel the back of my hand against my left shoulder-blade. I struggle to get free but to no avail.

The searing pain in my right shoulder was so intense that I was certain it was about to tear from its socket. I found myself on my tip-toes and pushing against the wall with my free right hand trying to avoid the pain.

My attacker then proceeded to bash the right side of my head against the wall. Once finished with that they placed their left forearm against my neck at the base of my skull, pinning me against the rough surface of the blocks.

That’s when I saw him approaching. While I didn’t know him per se, I recognized the sadistic grin on his face and heard the guttural laughter as it echoed about the walls.

The pain was so white-hot throughout my body that I couldn’t fully understand what it was he was saying as his face drew closer and closer to mine. As he pressed his face forward, I literally seized the opportunity to fight back.

Since my left hand was still free, I reached up and grabbed him by the face, pressing my thumb and ring-finger deep into his temples. This brought more violence against me as he punched and thrashed against my grip.

Then I heard him scream my name, “TOM!”

This jolted me and after several more shouts of my name and as many more blows to my face and arm, I let go. That’s also when I woke up.

Another night terror and I had attacked my wife as she lay asleep next to me. There aren’t enough, “I’m so sorry,” to ease her fear or cover may shame.

The Forgotten Death of a Forgotten Actor

As an actor, Jimmy Ferrara shared the screen with a number of Hollywood stars and owned the TWT (Tomorrow Will Tell) Ranch in central Nevada. Only 65-years-old at the time  of his murder on September 30, 1985 in Yuma Arizona, it would take more than 20-years to bring his killers to justice.

Born May 11, 1920, in New York City to Soloadose and Laura Ferrara, he’s described as a ‘bit-actor from the 1940’s,’ appearing opposite of Humphey Bogart, Roy Rogers, and Bill Elliot. And he also served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

jimmie-ferraraIt was while in the Coast Guard that Ferrara dated Rita Hayworth. According to Hollywood historians, Rita once snuck a bottle of bourbon to him after he got thrown in the brig for punching an officer.

He married actress Carole Gallagher on November 27, 1946, having been married once before, to Kathleen Cartmill, in 1942, whom he divorced in 1944 or 1945. On October 3, 1981, while visiting Reno, Nevada, Ferrara got hitched for a third-time to Delma Lee Troy.

Less than four-years later, this third marriage would prove his undoing.

Ferrara was last seen driving near his house with a blond man as he returned from a Nevada vacation. Half-an-hour later, Ferrara was found shot four times in the head and upper body.

Nearly 21-years later, Rick Kosterow, Donald White and Ferrara’s estranged wife. Delma found themselves charged with his murder. Her arrest was made as she shopped at the local Walmart in Fallon, Nevada, near her home.

Assistant Fallon Police Chief Ray Dolan said  Troy had lived in Fallon since 1987 based on records of contact with her over the years, which included a noise complaint filed by a neighbor and had lived at her current address since 2004 when she called to report a fire. He said he was contacted by Arizona detectives who had developed information that Troy was living in Fallon and that she was wanted for the decades-old murder.

Police had reopened the case after getting a series of phone calls from an ex-wife of one of the defendants, and another call from Kosterow’s uncle, whom Kosterow had swindled. The uncle told police Kosterow had admitted to the shooting years before.

Further investigation brought to light the fact that Troy, who was unhappy in her marriage, had been having an affair with Kosterow.  She told him she wanted Ferrara killed, and he enlisted White to help carry out the deed.

White pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received 20 years in prison. However, Kosterow decided to plead not guilty arguing that the case against him was “full of holes and there was no physical evidence” that linked him to the crime.

Both White and Troy testified against Kosterow.  The jury found Kosterow guilty of first-degree murder, felony first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and he was given life with the possibility of parole.

White pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was given 20 years in prison. Troy eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and received 20-years in prison where she died in 2015.

Jimmie Ferrara rests in the Unionville Cemetery, in Unionville, Pershing County, Nevada, not far from his ranch that he loved.

Missing the Missing in the Reno/Sparks Area

kristy porter UPDATE: Kristy Porter has been found safe. She apparently left of her own free will. Furthermore Sparks PD is now reporting that the family didn’t report her missing until Thanksgiving Day and that she has done this before.

Kristy Porter has been missing since November 11, 2016 and not a word had been mentioned in either the local press or law enforcement about her disappearance until a day ago. Meanwhile, a 15-year-old run-away named Cassie Kaufman has been highlighted several times.

The difference between the two cases and how they’ve been handles comes down to the difference between the agencies that are handling the cases. In the Kaufman case, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office immediately set about releasing information on the teen’s disappearance, calling her a possible-run away and providing updates.

In Porters’ case the Sparks Police Department has been woefully delinquent in providing the information about the woman’s disappearance and only seemed moved to make the case public after it was brought to light via social media and a national news organization working with the Missing Pieces Network. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for the Sparks PD to withhold information from the public or the press as they have done in this situation – acting as if they are holding the combination to the main vault of Fort Knox.

28-year-old Kristy Porter, also known as Kristy Ipock, is white, 5’3″ tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black and white print top and a lightweight black unbuttoned sweater with black dress pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225.

cassy kaufmandevin mccarthyKauffman is white, 5’8″ tall, 135 pounds with strawberry blonde hair and hazel eyes. No one seems to have a description of McCarthy, (something that a real news outlet would want) other than to say he has dark, shoulder-length hair, brown-eyes and a goatee.

The one note the local media gleaned from the press release and seems to include in every update is that McCarthy is wanted by the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation on unrelated charges. Anyone with information about either of these two are asked to call (775) 328-3320.

Nevada SOS Opens Probe — But It Ain’t What You Think…

As I stated back when she was running for Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske is and always has been a Progressive – and yet the Republican Party embraced her whole-heartedly and without shame. And this week, she proved my assertion.

Cegavske opened a criminal probe, but not into the 9,200 returned letters from active voters listing vacant lots as home addresses or Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings or Edward Snowden being registered in Nevada Assembly District 15. And she didn’t open a probe into Democrats using illegal aliens and felons to register new voters, nor is she looking into all the Nevadans who reported showing up to the polls to vote only to be told they had already voted and were given a provisional ballot.

Nope. Nevada’s Progressive Republican Secretary of State opened a criminal investigation into the Republican State Party and whether workers failed to turn in voter registration forms for Democrats who Republicans registered. This is the third time she’s shown her true-colors.

Earlier this year, she investigated another GOP voter registration group, Strategic Allied Consulting, again focusing on Democratic registration forms not filed by the staff. Cegavske also investigated and then charged Republican political consultant Tony Dane.

The Dane case continues to this day.

So now, after failing to investigate allegations of voter fraud in Nevada, the Obama administration’s Department of Justice has stepped into investigate the 9,200 returned letters. And we all know how that probe is going to turn out.

Election Fraud Found in Southern Nevada

So, what do Willie Nelson, Edward Snowden and Waylon Jennings have in common? They each voted in Clark County, Nevada’s Assembly District 15 this last Election Day.

Republican Stan Vaughan an Assembly District 15 candidate, who lost to Democrat Elliot Anderson, says the U.S. Postal Service returned 9,200 pieces of certified mail from voters in the district, including many listed as dead but still active on the voter rolls. Furthermore, Vaughan tested 200 pieces of that returned mail and found that 185 of the addressees had voted.

It was widely reported by witnesses that Nevada poll workers wore defeat-Trump t-shirts at the polls during the election which is against the law. There is even a videotape of a  Clinton supporter caught breaking the law as she registered people to vote.

A total number of 17,086 votes including the 9,200 fraudulent votes were cast in District 15 for both Republican and Democrat candidates. Add to this the fact that President-elect Trump lost by only 27,000 votes statewide in Nevada, making those 9,200 fraudulent votes more than third of the total margin.

Through November 2, the Secretary of State’s cumulative daily voter turnout rolls reports show that 10,000 people in District 15 had voted and two days later another 2,466 had voted. And as that happened, 1,900 votes by independents, third-party and non-partisan voters disappeared over that same time period.

As this occurred, another 3,200 Democrats cast ballots while only 1,000 Republicans voted. The total number of votes recorded during this two-day period was 2, 466 — a 180-percent voter turnout.

Vaughan reported the certified returned mail issue to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who sent the issue back to Clark County. That means Clark County must investigate itself.

By 2012,  over 50 members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) throughout the U.S. found themselves  convicted on various charges of election fraud. This includes 18 members of ACORN in Clark County, Nevada.

In fact, Las Vegas Judge Donald Mosley said the actions of ACORN made “a mockery of our election process,” calling ACORN’s crime “reprehensible” and saying it was “the kind of thing you see in some banana republic, Uruguay or someplace, not in the United States.”

Eight-years later, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has asked for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all states won by Trump. Her rationale behind the recount — voter fraud.

Stein hasn’t request a recount in Nevada and she never will.

Needfully Obscure

Over the course of the last several months people have derided me for not supporting Donald Trump for President. Others lambasted me for failing to support Hillary Clinton as well.

Honestly, I haven’t publically supported a candidate for political office since 2005 when former Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons was running for office. I supported his candidacy openly because I know him personally.

My support garnered me one attack after another, until those who disliked my stance found a way to ‘publicly humiliate’ me by subjecting me to a full-blown ‘journalistic ethics review’ at the University of Nevada-Reno in which I was not invited to take part. The lesson was further engrained upon me, when Dean Heller, whom I supported because I know him too, turned out to be a Progressive Republican masquerading in Conservative duds.

(My apologies to Sharron Angle.)

And since I had people on both sides of this presidential election pissed at me for not saying who I would or would not vote for, I feel I did a good job at being needfully obscure. There is a reason for my obscurity: the truth.

While I said very little about who I would toss my ballot to, I did go in search of news and quotes (which I posted mostly to Facebook) that I believed best told the story from my Libertarian/Conservative/Constitutional slant. Oddly enough, I used the Progressive media to fulfill this quest.

And now that we are on the other side of the election, I can tell you that I was never going to support Clinton. Time and time again, I proved beyond a doubt that she is dishonest, power-hungry and generally dispossessed of good character to be anywhere near the Oval Office.

It was also a certainty that I wasn’t going to vote for an avowed Socialist (which is as good or bad as a Communist) like Bernie Sanders to hold sway over our federal life. Had the stars aligned properly — my choices would’ve been Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Furthermore, I certainly was unwilling to throw my support to a third-party candidate not fully Constitutionally committed. Unfortunately, none of the third-party run-ups were ever in a position to garner enough votes, popular or electoral, to make much of a difference in the current structure of our nation’s private corporation’s political machinery.

That left one choice – Trump – which still gives me heartburn. I had to settle on one issue alone to help me push through what I still see as a very Progressive candidate, now President-elect. That issue came down to abortion and the fact that Trump made campaign promises to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Yes, I know that campaign promises are jus’ that – promises, but I am a man of faith and I must have faith until proven otherwise. That brings me back to the subject of doing my best at obscuring my endorsement for Trump until the latter days of the campaign.

From where I am stand, I cannot see what his ‘game plan’ is moving forward as he builds his cabinet. After all, Trumps first move was to name a known Progressive Republican elitist as his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, whom I prefer to call ‘Rinse Pubis.’

I can smell the ‘payback’ from here — can’t you?

Yesterday, Trump nominated Elaine Chao – the wife of Progressive Republican elitist Senator Mitch McConnell – for Secretary of Transportation. All I can see from this nomination is more pork-barrel spending on wasteful projects that feed McConnell’s ego and does nothing for the betterment of the U.S.

Making matters worse, Trump selected Steven Mnuchin, a man known for his direct connection with Goldman-Sachs, as his future Treasury Secretary. This becomes disconcerting as our nation continues to face financial problems brought on by the bailing out of such monetary institutions.

Plus, Trump keeps wining and dining Mitt Romney, another known Progressive Republican elitist, who not only lead a ‘never-Trump’ campaign, but bragged in 2012 about how his personally designed healthcare system in Massachusetts, where he was governor, became the blueprint for Obamacare. Couple this to the fact he purposely lost the third and final debate with President Obama, leading to his second presidential election, and you know the man cannot be trusted.

It’s because I cannot see into the future that I no longer endorse candidates. So much can go wrong afterwards and there is no way of taking the endorsement back once given with out a massive amount of egg on your face.

(Ask Joe Heck about this.)

Finally, I’m worried that we’ve been taken for fools again as Trump’s administration begins to take shape. It is also because of such foolishness with appointments and nominations among other stupidities (like attacking free speech) that I will never run short of material to wordify on as this country attempts to pull itself back from the chaos of the last eight, miserable years.

And while I don’t get what it is Trump is up too yet, we can always hope that he is true to his word.

The Myth of Fidel’s Redemptive Qualities

Cuba’s literacy rate has only increase by 20-pecent between the 50’s and today, according to UN figures. Compared to El Salvador’s’ increase from less than 40-percent to 88-percent or Peru’s increase from 50-percent to 95-pecent or Brazil’s 50-percent jump to 93-percent and the Dominican Republic’s rate which rose during the same time period rose from under 40-percent to 92-percent.

As for healthcare Cuba’s made even less progress. In fact, by 2012, the life expectancy for most Cubans had dropped with Chileans, Costa Ricans and Mexicans living slightly longer.

Back in 1960, Chileans had a life span seven years shorter than Cubans, and Costa Ricans lived more than two years less than Cubans on average. In 1960, Mexicans lived seven years shorter than Cubans.

Meanwhile, U.N. Director-General Irina Bokova, still drinking the ‘cool-aid,’ offered condolences for UNESCO on the passing of Fidel Castro‎ Ruz. In a letter addressed to Dictator Raul Castro, Bokova recalled Fidel’s “leadership in steering his I country through difficult times, fighting for the right to education, harnessing the power of achieving free and inclusive education for all through his initiative, ‘Yo si puedo,’” which translates to ‘I can.’

On the other hand, the Reverend Franklin Graham didn’t mince his words when he wrote, “Loved by few, hated by millions, his communist revolution deposed a dictator, but ushered in a socialist police state that drove the entire Cuban nation into complete poverty and oppression and to think that Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Keith Ellison and others wanted socialism as a model for our country today!”

Graham also warned: “The socialists are regrouping in great number right now, and they will come back strong, organized, and more determined than ever. This battle isn’t over.”

As for me, and as one who has fought Communism and other non-Constitutional forms of oppression in various places around the globe, I’d like to add that I hope your new life in Hell is more miserable than the life you created for others while you lived. And don’t expect me to pray for your soul anytime soon, you dirty, rotten bastard, as I’ve seen what you’ve done!

What’s in My Wallet?

My son decided to treat me to a movie, “Dr. Strange,” which turned out to be a pretty good movie. Anyway, we parked in the back lot and walked the block long distance to the theater.

One of the things I am in the habit of doing is removing my wallet and putting it away while driving. I’ve found that if I sit on it, it causes my back to be off-center and adds to the pain that I experience everyday.

After the movie, we walked around the nearby mall window shopping and such. Once back at the truck, Kyle discovered that he’d forgotten to lock the passenger side door.

Instantly, I knew someone had been in the cab as my knit cap was on the floor board when I had specifically placed it on the seat between the driver and passenger seat.

Realizing this, I looked inside my wallet which was still in the center console where I had forgotten it. Everything, but the $101 in Christmas cash I’d managed to save over this year, was missing.

My immediate reaction was a desire to be pissed off at whoever did this. My next was to be angry at Kyle for no locking the door.

Instead, I decided to be mad at myself for leaving my wallet in my truck in the first place. Unlocked door or not, it is too great a temptation for evil-doers not to find someway to get into a vehicle to steal stuff.

Besides, Kyle lives in a world of electronic automatic locking car doors. And I drive a mid-sized dinosaur from the last century in which nothing is automatic, let alone electronic.

So the best thing I can do is learn from this mistake and move on, while trying to maintain a sense of humor about it all. Too bad GoFundMe won’t allow me to set up a donation site based on my stupidity.

Mom’s Portuguese Egg Pudding

After going through every box in storage, I finally found it.  This was one of my favorites that my mom used to make around Thanksgiving. I can taste it now…

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
Zest of half a lemon
3 eggs
Cinnamon (enough to cover top of pie)

Directions:

  • Place the milk, sugar and the flour in a saucepan. Whisk together and cook over medium heat. Add the lemon zest and stir until the mixture thickens to a cream consistency.
  • Turn off the heat, place the mixture in a large bowl and allow to cool until lukewarm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside.
  • Mix lightly the yolks with a fork, and then stir in the lukewarm milk, sugar flour mixture.
  • Gently fold in with a spatula the whipped egg whites.
  • Pour the mixture in a deep dish pie plate; sprinkle the top with cinnamon, enough to cover completely.
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until the top is well puffed and firm, even top may be cracked in a couple of places.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool to room temperature and serve.

Gene Clauson, 1955-2016

gene clausonSeveral of my friends and acquaintances have passed from this world this year. Most recently was country music artist Holly Dunn, whom I got to know more than 25 years ago when I was still doing radio.

And nearly four months ago, my friend as well as my son’s god-father, Gene Clauson passed away.  It happened suddenly and came as a shock that left me more than a little rattled as I found myself looking hard at my mortality.

And in all honesty, I’m jus’ now getting beyond the grief enough to write about him, though I had written a piece of fiction about him a few years back with the hope of snapping him back to his senses.  You see, Gene was an addict and his addiction had a strangle hold on him and he was in a deep depression.

It was during the height of his depression that he told me he was going to sell everything, buy a ticket to Europe, backpack around the continent for a year and then end his life with a ‘hot shot’.  After hearing this, I wrote that short-story sharing my idea of what this world would be like without him.

Moved by the reality I laid out, he decided he wanted to make a change in his life. That’s when he began the long, hard journey to get clean and I was so proud of him.

His three daughters and I are still in touch with one another through Facebook, which I’m thankful for nearly everyday. Anyway, I wrote Gene’s obituary for them as a way of soothing my hurt and taking some of the pressure off them.

Though simple, I’d like to share it:

Gene Clauson passed away suddenly at his home in Hayward, California on August 26, 2016 at the age of 61. He was born to Rosa Marie Haberman and Dale Larry Clauson in Hayward, California on March 12, 1955.

Gene attended various grade and high schools in the Bay Area. He worked radio broadcasting in Reno, Nevada and later as a club DJ in Tampa, Florida, before returning to California to continue his education as a substance abuse counselor.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents and step-parents. He is survived by his daughters; Elyse (Clauson) Fryling, her husband, Dustin and granddaughters, Alyssa and Rylee of Medford, Oregon; Lauren Clauson and grand daughters Sierra, Ella, and Kand of Lake view, Colorado; and Renee Clauson, of Central Point, Oregon.

If his death hurts like hell for me, I can only image how his girls must feel.

The Missing Bar of Soap

As a kid, I knew I’d been thoroughly punished after being forced to take a bite out of the Ivory soap bar for lying or some such similar act. It is a taste that doesn’t leave your mouth for a long while – and Ivory dish soap — if they still make it — is even worse.

Two days ago, as I was preparing to get in the shower, I got out a new bar of Ivory soap. I had unwrapped it and set it on the sink while I do other stuff.

Promptly – and as I’ve found happening more often – I forgot the bar of soap and proceeded to take a shower. Lucky for me I still had the sliver of the old bar in the shower still.

Following my shower, I toweled off and got dressed. Knowing it was on the counter, I wasn’t too worried because I figured it would still be there when I used the bathroom later.

It was slightly after noon when nature called and I finally walked back into the bathroom. That’ when I found the wrapper to the soap on which the soap had been sitting – sans the soap now.

Not to worry – I looked in the shower knowing that I sometimes do things that I’ve completely forgotten about later. But there was no Ivory soap bar where it should have been.

“Hmm,” I naturally questioned, “What the hell could I’ve done with it?”

That began the search as I back tracked my movements from throughout the morning. I mean I checked everywhere including the refrigerator and the dishwasher.

Still – no soap bar. I even resorted to digging through the kitchen trash and the garbage can in our garage, without positive result.

Like other things – my favorite pen included – I had to let it go and tell myself it had dropped into that ‘black hole,’ where objects disappear only to reappear at some point later. If I don’t play this little trick on my mind – I’d go bat-shit crazy.

(By the way – who decided bat-shit was the craziest shit? Anyone ever have to re-dig a used outhouse? Okay, I’m off topic…)

Forty-eight hour later, I am no longer concerned about the bar of soap. We have more in the hallway closet and life goes on.

That’s when I look outside and see our newest dog, Buddy, blowing bubbles out his ass. Upon closer investigation I can see his turds — filled with flecks of white, half-digested soap.

And while I feel bad for Buddy and his indigestion problem, I must admit that I am terribly relived that I really am not losing my mind and becoming frightfully forgetful. But then again, I concluded that I ought to write this all down before it slipped my mind.

‘Rocky’ Peterson, 1919-1942

peterson-roscoeWhen I saw the name in a recent online edition of the Del Norte Triplicate, I had a sudden flash of memory of Dad and Pearl Harbor veteran Tom Gooch, talking about ‘Rocky’ Peterson. This is the sort of history I wish my high school teacher had taught us.

Born Roscoe Earl Peterson in Ashland, Oregon sometime during 1919, ‘Rocky,’ his parents, Arthur and Gladys and four siblings, Dorothy, James, Richard and Lyle moved to 742 2nd Street in Crescent City in 1929. Rocky graduated from Del Norte High in 1938 after being a standout athlete in both baseball and basketball.

While Peterson is best remembered for his skill on the baseball diamond, he was also a good basketball player, starting as a forward on the school’s varsity team. Peterson was so good that he drew the ire of Arcata High’s basketball coach William McKittrick.

In February 1936, McKittrick complained that Peterson was ‘too good,’ which caused him to be declared ineligible for the rest of the season. Not to be phased, Rocky picked up a job coaching the Crescent Elk Middle School’s basketball team.

Three years prior, when Rocky was 14, he joined the local semi-pro baseball team, the Crescent City Merchants. Though still in his junior year of high school, Peterson was playing professionally using his middle name with the Yakima, Washington Pippins, and after two-years, with the Lewiston, Idaho Indians.

He had plans to move to Portland, Oregon and play for the Portland Beavers, but instead joined the U.S. Navy on October 21, 1940, enlisting at San Francisco. Peterson officially reported for duty aboard the U.S.S. Arizona on December 30, 1940 and served aboard the ship for less than a year.

On December 7, 1941, he died along side 1,176 of his fellow shipmates during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. His remains rest among the 900-plus souls still aboard the U.S.S. Arizona.

The 22-year-old Seaman Second Class was posthumously awarded several medals including the Purple Heart, the American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star and the WWII Victory Medal. On Independence Day in July 1943, Crescent City, California to change the name of Plaza Park at D and Sixth Streets to Peterson Park.

In September 2016, Rocky Peterson was named to Del Norte High School’s Hall of Fame.

How to Chase Off a New Neighbor

Let’s face it, I should have by now, learned to keep my pie-hole shut. Because I yap too much, our new neighbors have moved out even before they moved in.

The young couple was unloading furniture on Saturday and moving it into the rental next to us. The following day, the woman and I were talking about our dogs.

They have a Bull Mastiff puppy named Brutus, who at the time we were talking had crashed out on the living room floor. I offered up the fact that we have four dogs.

“In fact, we jus’ got the fourth one because the man who lived in your house passed away,” I added. “We took it in as a favor, but now he’s ours.”

She made a sad groan as she replied, “That’s so sweet of you.”

There was a slight pause as I could tell she was thinking, preparing to say something else. She grimaced, asking, “He didn’t die in the house, did he?”

My hesitation must have been too long before I answered, “Yes…but I thought you knew.”

Obviously, their landlord hadn’t told them.

She tried hard to smile as she shook her heads sideways. I could tell that the information distressed her as she fumbled for something to say.

“I’m sorry,” I told her.

She sighed, “I think were going to move.”

She and her husband, or boyfriend, or what ever he is to her, haven’t been back since that night and the house is still vacant. I really thought that they knew.

The Price of a Brain-fart

Some 37-years ago I had a friend whose wife was having a baby. He asked me to buy him lunch that morning, handing me a 20 dollar bill, which I promptly stuffed in my pants pocket.

By the time lunch rolled around, I had been so busy that I’d completely forgotten about my friend and the money. So when I stuck my hand in my pocket and pulled out that Andrew Jackson, I was pleased as punch, thinking I’d found cash that I didn’t know I had.

I promptly went to the hospital’s mini-BX and purchased a large jar of Planters’ Peanuts, a couple of Coca0Cola’s, a large Milky Way bar and a People Magazine, as I wanted to find out the low-down on Erik Estrada’s motorcycle accident.

It was evening time and I was heading out the door from a long-ass day in the office seeing patient after patient, when to my horror, I recalled the fact that the now-long spent green-back belonged to my friend. Worse than that was the knowledge that I’d forgotten to get him lunch as I’d promised.

“Totally embarrassed” is how I would describe myself the next day when I saw him in order to return the twenty and tell him what I’d done. He said it was okay, that the nursing staff had fed him as waited for his daughter to come into the world.

A couple of days ago I went to the local market and bought a large Snicker’s candy bar for my friend, Kay’s birthday. She told me that she didn’t want anything, but I can’t let her go the day without a gift and a nice card.

Yesterday, as I sat in front of my computer, bored, tired and unable to think I looked over at the Snickers as it rested on my desk. Without any thought I picked it up, tore it open and took a healthy bite.

At that second, I gasped, realizing what I’d done — I was eating Kay’s birthday present and feeling stupid. When I called to wish her a ‘Happy birthday,” I informed her that I had eaten her candy bar and that I’d have to buy her another one.

This time though, my brain-fart only cost me a buck-thirty-four.

What Goes Up…

My wife and I were watching television when a promotional advertisement for a new show came on. In it, two men were in a restroom stall with an inflatable raft and one of the men pulled the handle that allowed the raft to fill with air.

It caused me to recall the fact that inflatable rafts do not fill with slowly. In fact, it happens very quickly and even quicker than one can react to it.

At the time it didn’t seem too funny, but looking back, it’s hilarious.

One of the Marines purchased a Vietnam-era ‘rubber boat’ from a local Army-Navy surplus store and to show it off, he brought it into the squad bay. Once there, we all gathered around to hear bout the grand deal he had made.

That’s when some smart-ass reached over and yanked on the handle. I had leaned over to stop him, but it was too late.

In the blink of an eye, the raft inflated, flinging me into the ceiling.  And no sooner had I slammed into the ceiling — I dropped to floor with a thud.

How they managed to get the damned thing out of the barracks without getting busted, I never knew. I had to be taken to the infirmary for the night as I was suffering from a concussion and a dislocated left wrist.

Ending Green Tax Incentives and Cronyism

Wonder where Nevada lame-duck Senator Harry Reid fits into all this cash being tossed around?

Between SolarCity, Tesla Motors Inc., and the rocket company SpaceX, Elon Musk’s interests has gotten at least $4.9 billion in taxpayer support over the past 10 years. Now, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have launched a probe into the tax incentives paid to SolarCity, which is set to be purchased by Tesla.

In 2013, SolarCity received $127.4 million in federal grants. The following year, in which it received only $342,000 from the same stimulus package, total revenue was just $176 million and the company posted a net loss of $375 million.

As an aside, Musk’s cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive operate SolarCity. With such shady goings-on between family members — a favorite Harry Reid feature — it isn’t hard to believe that the soon-to-be-gone Senator is somehow benefiting from the arrangement.

Rosco Goes ‘Hogan’s Heroes’

It is truly a joy having people I don’t even know threaten me while on my own front porch. One of my neighbors’ dog got out of his yard and was hanging around my fence, visiting with my pups.

The escapee, a Rottweiler, whose name is Rosco, has managed this feat before. So I go out and sit with him until his human realizes he’s missing.

Today however, a large man walking a small dog, yells at me to call ‘my fucking dog’ back or else. I respond that he isn’t my dog – then I add, “Or else what?”

“Don’t get smart wise ass!” he shouts at me.

Now, to be honest, I suffer from ‘Short man’s disorder,’ and I don’t give a shit if this guy with the purse-sized dog is six-foot-four, out weighs me by at least 75 pounds and is at least 20-years my junior, I will not let that stand. So I remain seated as I mouth-off, “You’re the asshole who got stupid by demanding I call my dog — so don’t go giving me any lip, shithead.”

That stunned him as the look on his face told me that he was thinking twice about tangling with me, which is a good thing. Though my adrenaline was up, I would have more than likely gotten hurt, if not severely killed.

“Second god-damned time this has happened to me today,” he complained as he continued to walk by.

“Well,” I called back to him, “that’s not my fault now is it?”

In the mean time, Rosco, sensing he was not being appreciated by the big guy with the tiny dog, came and sat on the porch next to me and drank all the coffee from my cup. I could see him ever-so gently quaking, anticipating what might happen next.

Now, it might be my imagination, but I think Rosco was ready to pounce on the dude had he been anymore threatening towards me — and I’m not even his human. Perhaps I owe Rosco a big steak the next time he goes ‘Hogan’s Heroes,’ for keeping my name out of the obituaries.

Patterns

It began with baseball; the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs matching up in the 2016 World Series. The Indians hadn’t been in the series since 1948 and that was the trigger to my recognizing a pattern.

1948 is the year that the U.S. supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violates the U.S. Constitution, while the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nation. Also, during that same year, the State of Israel was reconstituted

Within seconds, other dates were tumbling out of my mind, like the 1967 ‘Six Day War,’ in which Israel had to defend itself against several Arab aggressors. The 50-year anniversary of that war is next year.

Every 50th year in the Old Testament Israel was the “Year of Jubilee” when all the land was to be restored to the original owner; all debts were to be cancelled; and all slaves were set free. It was the year of release and deliverance – a time for celebration and joy when families were reunited and given a fresh lease on life.

The 1967 fight over the land that is Israel came about because of the Balfour Treaty of 1917, which is more of a letter, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland – which was also a period of 50 years. Also in 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia occurred.

Both the Balfour Treaty and the Bolshevik Revolution will see their 100th year anniversary in 2017. Also of interest is the fact that the in May 1917, three Portuguese children experienced the miracle in which Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared at Fatima which also happened to be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

And I can’t help but think about the Blood Moon’s this year or the solar eclipse in August 2017. I don’t know what any of it means, but remember I’m the kid that tried to talk our family priest into believing that the Statue of Liberty in New York’s harbor was like the statue from King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

The Road to Reconstruction II Begins Here

It has been an uphill struggle the last eight years as I’ve tried to get the message out to those who would listen that our nation is in grave peril from within. Be for Barack Obama was elected, I began researching him, his past and those he associated with and what I found was terrifying.

Back then though, hardly anyone would listen what I was saying. Those that I told, poo-poo’d me, claiming that I was making a mountain out of a molehill and that I had read too much between the lines as I dug through Obama’s background.

The night he was elected in 2008, I was working at a local radio station and I was an emotional wreck. I vibrated between acute fear for American and extreme sadness, crying off and on throughout the night and early morning.

(No, I do not mind sharing that aspect of myself as it is the real me; I have always been a rather emotional being, even in childhood.)

The second time Obama was elected, I lost it and proclaimed a ‘purge’ was headed our way. This nearly caused an all out fist fight between myself and another announcer at the station.

Instead of being sad, I was irate – too the point that I was out of bounds, both professionally and within myself. The fact that people could not see the damage – the lies – the destruction – this man wrought from his position in the White House and golf course was beyond my ability to understand.

After nearly four-years I had concluded that this nation, as I had known it as a child and as a young man was done for, finished and never to be seen again. Especially with the likes of Hillary Clinton assuming the mantle of Democratic presidential candidate, I knew instinctively this country would not survive.

To that end, I decided to forgo sharing daily articles to my blog, and instead focus my time, my research and my writing skills to Facebook for the purpose of educating those who’d take the time to honestly read what I was posting. Because of this, I have lost a lot of friends and even some family over the course of time and in all honesty, I still do not know if such losses will have been worth it in the long run.

Last night, a couple of minutes after Fox News grew a pair and finally announced what everyone else knew, that Donald Trump had won the election, I sat quietly, bowed my head and prayed for him, for our nation and for you and me – what a difference from 2008 and 2012.

It is comforting to know that I am not the heartless beast, the all out verbal warrior, the Mr. Hyde I had come to think of myself as during this process. As I laid in bed, I found myself feeling sorrow and pity for Hillary Clinton, as I imagined the bitter hurt of being rejected so publically – and it does hurt no matter how tough one might claim to be.

It is a new morning, a new day in the United States. Where we go from this point, only God can say as he’s has made Donald Trump his instrument and we God’s children must bear him up in prayer as that instrument if we wish to undo the damage the Obama administration has done to this nation and her people. Though I am not in charge, my first prayer is that we (as President-elect Trump said,) ‘bind up our wounds,’ forgive each other, return to civilized activity such as a ‘good morning,’ and ‘how are you?’

Lastly, as I’ve told you before, I wanted to be a preacher at one time, but I now understand why God never allowed that to come to fruition – I am too emotional, too foul mouthed, to warrior-like and too politically incorrect in my approach to serve as God’s messenger to the gentler Christian’s among us. For all these things I apologize, if I have offended you – but like war, the battle in defense of the U.S. Constitution and our Constitutional Republic is not meant for the faint of heart and those not willing to hurt and be hurt.

God, bless America and hold Mr. Trump’s feet to your righteous flame.

Nevada Candidate Starts Where Harry Reid Leaves Off

The Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts gave partners bonus checks that mirrored their political contributions, a violation of federal law. Now those ‘gifted’ politician’s who received the money are ‘trying’ to return the ‘donations.’

They are all Democrats and include New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold who received $100 thousand; Pennsylvania’s Katie McGinty and Missouri Attorney General Jason Kander who each who got $25,000; Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy received $21,800; Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth each received $22,500; Former Ohio Senator Ted Strickland received $12,500; Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren each received more than $10,000. Finally, Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto received $23,300.

This is the same scam Harry Reid ran in 2007. Back then, Reid met with one of his closest friends and supporters, Harvey Whittemore, who promised Reid he would raise $150,000 for his upcoming reelection campaign. Whittemore, his wife, and company contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Reid’s election campaigns and to Reid’s leadership fund, which was used to aid Reid’s allies and is said to have helped Reid attain his leadership position.

A grand jury convened in late February 2012 to investigate the illegal campaign contributions. Whittemore was found guilty by a federal jury of three out of four felony charges in May 2013, sent to jail for two years and fined $100,000.

Oh – and did I mention that Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running against Congressman Joe Heck for Reid’s soon-to-be-vacated senate seat, received $23,300 from Thornton?

Could You Be a Violent Ideologist?

A new 18-page proposal shows the Obama administration plans to have teachers and mental health professionals intervene to help prevent people from turning to violent ideologies. Under the new guidelines, “local intervention teams” made up of mental health professionals, faith-based groups, educators and community leaders will assess the needs of individuals showing signs of converting to a violent ideology.

The policy also calls on the Justice Department to develop rehabilitation strategies that could include using former converts to violence as counselors for those convicted of terrorism. Prosecutors would still have a role in prevention efforts under the new policy, including arranging after-school programs, but they would not be allowed to use those settings for intelligence gathering.

Throughout this entire proposal, the term “violent ideologies” is not defined, making this a possible danger to certain segments of the public. After all the Progressive media is blaming a recent firebombing of a North Carolina Republican Party office over the weekend on Donald Trump supporters.

And for those who refuse to believe the Progressive media is against Trump supporters’ know that the latest batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks reveals that Hillary Clinton confided in aides that she was “upset” by a “continued bad relationship” with what the campaign described as “our press.” This is further forwarded when you learn that newspapers with a circulation of at least 50,000 favor Clinton by a count of 68 to zero.

Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 of them have endorsed Clinton. Meanwhile, five have recommend Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two advise voting for anybody but Trump and seven papers offer no endorsement at all.

Clinton Emails Show ‘Free Speech’ in Jeopardy

An email dump recently released by Wikileaks reveals that in 2009 as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to help talk show host Michael Savage, after he was banned from travelling to the United Kingdom. The UK forbid Savage from visiting because authorities claimed his speech, based on his anti-Islamic radical point of view, might spark violence.

Further, the emails show that Hillary thinks Savage should suffer the same fate, here in America. It also proves how dangerous a Hillary Clinton administration would be to the U.S. Constitution.

From: Donoghue, Joan E
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 9:38 AM
To: Sullivan, Jacob J; Mills, Cheryl D; Crowley, Philip 3; Kennedy, Patrick F
Cc: Olson, Peter M; Conklin, Maegan L; Malin, Mary Catherine
Subject: Savage holding pattern and next steps

This is what L staff, in coordination with EUR, have said to Savage’s lawyer: The demarche was delivered Friday in London, to FCO and Home Office officials. The Embassy passed your letter to them, drawing their attention in particular to Mr. Savage’s statement that he had never advocated violence and that his statements had never instigated violence. The British officials said that, given Mr. Savage’s legal action in the UK, Treasury solicitors would contact his legal representatives directly to provide details of the comments that had given rise to the decision to exclude him.

Joan

***
From: Cheryl Mills
To: Sullivan, Jacob 1 Cc:
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 3:52 PM
Subject: FW: Savage holding pattern and next steps

On Michael Savage:

Joan wanted everyone to clearly understand before any further discussion occurred with UK that Savage’s exclusion could also have occurred under our legal regime so to the extent we want to suggest to UK that his exclusion on free speech grounds is inappropriate (or any thing of that like) that we should understand we may appear slightly hypocritical given our legal regime and actions.

***
From: H <hrod17@clintonemail.com>
To: ‘millscd@state.gov’ 
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2009 4:55 PM
Re: Savage holding pattern and next steps

Joan makes good points. Let’s hold on doing anything until we all talk.

***
What makes this so nefarious is that the Progressive media is talking about everything but this and acting as if the same could never happen to them.

California Recycling Cops Bust Aluminum Smuggling Ring

The California Department of Justice has arrested 11 people in connection with two recycling fraud investigations, involving Reno-to-Sacramento area routes. They claim that each case involved the collection, illegal transport, and fraudulent redemption of out-of-state used beverage containers through the California Redemption Value program.

During the course of two investigations, agents observed multiple loads of used beverage containers being loaded into rented moving trucks in Reno. The suspects took the material across state lines using routes designed to avoid required stops at the checkpoint in Truckee.

In June, CalRecycle says search warrants were served at two Sacramento locations, and at one location in Carson City. The suspects face charges of conspiracy, felony recycling fraud and grand theft auto.

Meanwhile, as the State protects its citizens from recycling fraud, Progressive elites in Sacrament are moving ahead with a plan to allow illegal aliens to obtain Obamacare.

The Truth About Trump’s Nevada Pronunciation

Years ago my high school journalism teacher told me, “Reporting is really nothing more than gathering the facts and telling the truth. The rest is simply the mechanics of writing it down in an understandable format.”

Oh, if it were really all that simple these days…

“New York native Donald Trump’s latest campaign swing through Nevada included a so-called ‘lecture’ to supporters at a rally in Reno about the correct way to pronounce the name of their state. He insists its ‘Neh-VAH-da.’

“During a rally in Reno, Donald Trump committed one of Nevada’s deadliest political sins – he mispronounced the state’s name.”

“At a campaign rally in Reno, Donald Trump pronounces “Nevada” incorrectly while explaining to the crowd how to pronounce it.”

Those are but a sample of story ledes filed by so-called ‘journalists’ who claimed to have been at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday afternoon to report on Trump’s speech. It’s obvious that they’re in the gutter for Hillary Clinton once it’s learned Trump pronounced Nevada correctly within the first 11 words he spoke.

Trump brought up all the particulars that have filled his campaign speeches, stadiums and arenas in the past, including immigration, taxes, regulations, trade, national debt, refugees, veterans, Obamacare and the 2nd Amendment. However, very little of this made the various news outlets, locally, regionally or nationally.

What the Progressive media doesn’t want you to know is that when Trump first mentioned Clinton’s name, the crowd of nearly 3,000 people broke out in a chant, saying: “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”

This is why Hillary’s lapdogs, the Progressive media smear Trump at every turn.

Court Rules States Must Accept Syrian Refugees

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that states that refuse to resettle Syrian Muslim refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claims there’s no evidence that these Muslims are more dangerous than other refugees.

Judge Posner claimed he had discovered no evidence in the public record of any Syrian refugees who have been arrested or prosecuted for terrorist acts in the U.S. Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups cheered the judge’s decision, saying it reaffirms the U.S. commitment to refugees.

Posner didn’t address the case of Sacramento, California resident Aws Younis Mohammed Al-Jayab, who is charged by federal authorities with returning to Syria to fight for the terror group Ansar al-Islam. Though Al-Jayab is an Iraqi, he was approved as a refugee while living in Syria in 2012.

A number of states balked last year when President Obama announced he wanted to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. The administration blew past that goal, with a final tally of 12,587 Syrians as of Friday, which marked the last day of the fiscal year.

President Obama has set a goal for resettling 110,000 refugees total in 2017 — up from 85,000 the previous year and 70,000 in 2015. Only about seven-percent of applicants from Syria have had their refugee requests rejected.

Last Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott followed through on his promise to pull his state from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. In the past year more than 6,700 refugees resettled in Texas — nine percent of the total coming into the U.S.

Refugee resettlement in Texas is funded by the federal government, but managed by the state. Texas will continue to manage the federal program until January 31, 2017.

Posner’s opinion was joined by Judges Frank Easterbrook and Diane Sykes. If Sykes’ name seems familiar, it because she’s on Donald Trump’s supreme Court shortlist.

The Trail Between Taxes, Bail-outs, Endorsements and Donations

The Progressive media is in a tizzy because Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns as reported by the New York Times (NYT.) Hypocritically, the NYT recieved a tax refund of $3.6 million despite having a $29.9 million pretax profit in 2014 and Hillary Clinton used the same federal law to “avoid” paying taxes on nearly $700,000 in 2015.

And there are a lot more companies that have done the same — and all of them have either donated to the Clinton campaign, her family foundation and/or have received money from the ‘Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:’

  • Bank of America got a whopping $1.9 billion refund from the IRS despite making $4.4 billion in profit in 2010.
  • Boeing made over $20 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012 and paid an overall income tax rate of negative one percent during those years.
  • Citigroup paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2010 despite making profits in excess of $4 billion.
  • Corning made over $3.4 billion in profits and got a $10 million tax refund, paying a 0.1 percent federal tax rate in 2008 and 2012.
  • FedEx made $2.7 billion in profit, yet they were given a $135 million tax refund from the IRS in 2011.
  • General Electric posted $33.9 billion in U.S. profits, yet somehow got $2.9 billion in refunds in 2008 and 2012.
  • Honeywell paid $0 in federal income taxes and got roughly $510 million in refunds in 2009 and 2010.
  • Merck pocketed $5.7 billion in profits, yet paid $0 in federal taxes in 2009.
  • Pfizer paid $0 in federal income tax between 2010 and 2012 and getting a $2.2 billion tax refund despite posting $43 billion in global profits.
  • Verizon pocketed over $30 billion in profits and paid a tax rate of -1.8 percent, between 2008 and 2012.

The fact that the NYT published part of the tax returns of a private citizen to score political points for Hillary Clinton, whom they endorse, should be the real headline.

The Coming Death of the First Amendment

The Federal Elections Commission plans to ban certain media outlets with any foreign ownership from covering presidential races or even giving endorsements. A top Democrat on the evenly-split split board proposed that the group begin the process of prohibiting companies with foreign ownership as small as five-percent.

“Given everything we have learned this year, it blinks reality to suggest that that there is no risk of foreign nationals taking advantage of current loopholes to intercede invisibly in American elections. This is a risk no member of the Federal Election Commission should be willing to tolerate.” — Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.

Several media giants have at least five percent foreign ownership, some with as much as 25 percent, including News Corp, which owns Fox, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Not only would this prohibit media from becoming involved, but politically active companies like Ben & Jerry’s would also be prohibited.

Adds a new level of meaning to the old 80’s Valley Girl saw: ‘Gag me with a spoon!”

Respecting Women – the Misogynistic Way

There’s a lot of information the Progressive media is refusing to report about former ‘Miss Universe’ Alicia Machado, turned Clintonista surrogate. For starters, Machado claims she was “fat-shamed” by Donald Trump back in 1996, but that’s been dismissed as a rumor started by the Clinton campaign through the Twitter-verse.

Two year after supposedly being shamed, Machado was accused of helping her boyfriend Juan Rodriguez Reggeti kill his brother-in-law, Francisco Sbert Moukso and kidnap his 11-month-old nephew. She is also accused of threatening to kill Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor if he indicted Rodriguez.

Then in 2010, the Mexican attorney general’s office said Machado was romantically involved and had a daughter with drug lord, Jose Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez, also known as “El Indio.” The allegation came from a witness who testified the two were romantically linked.

This witness said El Indio and several other known drug-traffickers attended Machado’s daughter’s baptism in 2008. The witness — who went into protection soon after giving this testimony — was shot and killed at a café in Mexico City in 2009.

Machado has since denied these reports. She now claims her daughter’s father is a well-respected businessman – but she won’t name him.

In 2005, she admitted to cheating on her fiancé in a reality show porn video. And if you simply search the Internet using the term ‘Alicia Machado porn,’ snippets of adult films starring Machado are available on multiple websites for free.

All this come to light as the Clinton campaign enlists Katy Perry and Madonna to shed their clothing, in a sorry attempt to excite Millennials into voting. Of course, the Progressive media is treating their actions as uplifting for the cause of women everywhere.

And while I’m glad HRC didn’t decide to get out there and ‘rock the vote,’ along side the two pop music icons — it’s obvious who the real misogynist is in this presidential campaign and it ain’t Trump.

I’m Tired of Being the Guilty White Man

All of my life I’ve been made to feel ashamed of being White because of the ignorant actions of other guy people’s hatred of people’s of color or religion, etc. Now I’m perplexed — I am watching and in doing so — feeling threatened by the ignorant actions of people of color and a religion that wants to kill me because I refuse to submit to it.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? Do I stand by and continue feeling ashamed of the ignorant on both sides or do I stand by and put a stop to it? When can I remove the shackles of my shame and call a Nigger and Nigger or a Muslim terrorist and Muslim terrorist? And will any Black man or woman stand with me? Will any Muslim man or woman stand with me?

This morning I watched a video from Charlottesville, North Carolina, where a ‘pack’ of Black people chased down a single White man inside a parking garage as he pleaded with them to leave him alone. I thought we had outgrown these sort of actions as a nation, but I am seeing that we have not.

It is not that I want to go to war with anyone who disagrees with me – but I certainly will not roll over and play the submissive because you think you and you’re belief system has been wronged by a group of people who happens to look like me. Recent actions by groups of color and/or religion have made it hard not to lump everyone into the same shit-pile.

So if you don’t want to be in that shit-pile, than you’d best open your mouth, lift a hand, and do what is fucking needed to stop what the radical two-percent are doing to our nation. I need to see you respond against these atrocities that are violating our Constitutional, God-fearing society.

If not, do not expect my finger to avoid the trigger or my weapon to stay on safety.

The Pissed Off Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

A Marine Warrant Officer was in the check-out line of the Base Exchange and put his cover (hat in civilian terms) on inside. He was approached by a Second Lieutenant, who asked him to remove it.

The Warrant Officer became defensive and asked the Second Lieutenant, “Who the eff are you?”

The Lieutenant then got into the Warrant Officer’s face and told him to have some respect and remove the cover. The situation quickly escalated into a vulgar cussing match.

From somewhere in the back of the store, there was a loud roar from a Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, who bellowed, “Both of you — shut your mouth there are families present!”

The place fell silent as the Sergeant Major came to the front, cut through the line, and grabbed both of the Marines by the collar, half-dragging them out of the building. Once out side, the Sergeant Major was heard: “What the fuck is the issue between you two Morons?!”

No one could hear what either officer had to say for themselves. And though we shot glances at one another, no one spoke, save for the civilian cashiers, who could only muster a slight whisper as they rang up our purchases.

7:50

“What the hell?” I grumbled, rolling over to look at my alarm clock.

Something had awakened me from a deep sleep. Though I had another 40-minutes before my alarm went off, reluctantly I crawled from bed and stumbled to the toilet.

As I stood there I thought about what it was that had woke me up – a noise, maybe. But I couldn’t even begin to identify what sort of sound it had been – if there had been one at all.

Still half asleep. I returned to bed, flopping amid the tangle of covers and sheets, hoping to will myself back into the ‘land of dreams.’ More than half an hour later and several false starts I surrendered with the complaint of, “Screw it!”

Slipping off the edge of the bed and heading to the bathroom once again, I turned on the shower. As per my ritual I started at the top, wetting and rubbing soap into my hair.

“Dad!” came Kyle’s voice as he poked his head in the bathroom, “You’re gonna have to cut it short. Gary’s here. He says Alan’s dead.”

Having forgotten my son had spent the night, I jump at the sound of his voice. Quickly recovering, I responded “Okay. Pour him a cup of coffee and I’ll be right out.”

Once dressed, I walked out into the living room where Alan and Kyle were and listened to how my next door neighbor Alan had died of a heart attack earlier that morning. Gary said he had to get back next door and asked if we’d watch his three-year-old son for him.

Hours later Gary, his wife Autumn (who is Alan’s daughter) and I sat on my front porch talking about the days events. Gary, looking at his cell phone commented, “Yeah, Autumn’s mother called me at 7:49 this morning.”

“Really? I woke up at 7:50 to a strange sound or something.” I replied. “Weird, huh?”

That’s when I decided to check something. Since my alarm clock is battery operated, I brought it outside and after comparing the two devices we learned my alarm clock was running a minute faster than Gary’s phone.

It was a moment of goose bumps.

The Desert Rat and the Hawk

Slightly north and west of Spanish Springs and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Northern Nevada is a hillside gash called Stormy Canyon. Over the years civilization in the form of a rock-crushing operation has slowly encroached on the once isolated area.

Ancient game trails, once used as a foot path by the local Indians and later by roaming cattle, crisscross the hillside leading to the canyon. You have to take your time and look for the signs, but they are there, etched into the hard-packed earth, between the rocks and the scrub brush, eons ago.

The canyon slopes up hill some two to three hundred feet in elevation, and that is why when I hike it, I tend to stay off the canyon’s floor. In Nevada, as with most arid regions, distant thunderstorms can spring up and create a ‘gully-washer,’ sweeping anything and everything in its path away within seconds.

One afternoon, I hiked into the mouth of the canyon, working the north side of the canyon’s slope looking for signs of the old one, who roamed the lands long before it was ‘settled’ by the White man. I had walked about 20 minutes, when I saw a man standing some fifty years south and below my position.

At first I thought I’d run into an ‘old desert rat,’ long-haired and handmade clothing, long since avoiding the trappings of society. Many men and women have found their bliss living in the wilds of Nevada and it isn’t uncommon to see a person like this, if you keep your eyes open.

However, when we made eye-contact, I sensed something was different about this man. I was overcome with the feeling that he belonged to the land, something far different from being at one with oneself in the desert environment.

Stopping, I raised my right hand in the traditional sign of coming in peace. He raised his hand and signed the same.

It was my intention to weave my way between the sage and stone to where he stood so we could talk. I looked down to check my footing for but a second.

At the same time, a huge bird soared above my head, casting a darkened shadow along the ground ahead of my path. And when I looked up in the man’s direction – he was gone.

It took me about two-minutes to reach the canyon’s bottom and the place where the man once stood.  I looked for sign to see which direction he had gone – and I could find nothing – not a footprint anywhere.

Far above me, caught in a warm desert air draft and lifting ever higher, I spied a large hawk sailing away.

Harry Reid Comes to the Defense of Hillary Clinton’s Health

Senator Harry Reid is up to his old tricks again – muddy the waters and create confusion where there is none. This time, he’s defending Clinton’s health, by pointing out that Donald Trump brags about eating fast food every day and isn’t “slim and trim.”

This comes after Clinton was supposedly diagnosed with ‘pneumonia’ on Friday and disclosed on Sunday, only after she collapsed while quickly leaving the September 11 memorial service in New York early because she was ‘feeling overheated.’

“She has pneumonia,” the Nevada Democrat stated. “And she’s well. She’s, you know, it’s curable. No one denies that. She’s off the campaign trail for a few days. She probably needed to rest anyway.”

He added that reporters should “look at his health a bit.”

“You’ve all been unfair to Hillary,” Reid complained. “She submitted a multiple-page report from a doctor. A good doctor talking about what medicine she’s on, and been pretty clear. She has had pneumonia. She’s going to submit something more. But look at Donald Trump, at his medical records, which are nonexistent, just like his cheating people on his contributions to charities.”

Reid told reporters at a Tuesday press conference that they should focus more on Trump’s charities “and what he’s done to cheat people.”

And of course, right on cue – the Progressive media began the task of altering the narrative of the news cycle away from Clinton’s piss-poor health to the possibility of Trump’s dishonest dealings when it comes to his donations to various charities. This is the same media that refuses to challenge Clinton on her foundation’s charity work.

Clinton had planned to campaign in Las Vegas, however the man who hopes to be America’s first male First Lady, Bill Clinton, will headline the event in her place.

Behind the U.S.-Russia Syrian Cease-fire Agreement

The cease-fire agreement signed between the U.S. and Russia in Syria’s civil war, needs a little clarity about what it really means. But first a little background on how we got to this point.

In Egypt, the Obama administration had the Muslim Brotherhood help in the removal of Hosni Mubarak. In Libya, the administration enlisted al-Qaida affiliates, to topple Muammar Gaddafi, enabled by U.S. air support and weapons.

In Syria, the administration sought help from Sunni opposition forces which consist of Daesh (ISIS) and the Al Nusra Front, also an al-Qaida affiliate, to topple the Assad regime, by offering them air support and weapons. But it didn’t go as planned as Russia intervened on behalf of Assad.

With the agreement in place, the Kurds have, for all intent and purpose, been abandoned by the Obama administration. They’ll need protection from Iran’s Quds Forces and that county’s proxy army, Hezbollah, as well as from Turkey’s President Erdogan who wants annihilate the Kurds for interfering with his Daesh (ISIS) and other Sunni Islamic alliance that sought to overthrow Assad.

And who’ll give them that protection – Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who holds all the cards, militarily and politically, in the Middle East.

The Eagle Canyon Flyer, 11 September 2016

Thirty-one Honor Flight Veterans were welcomed home at the Reno Tahoe International Airport in Nevada by community members on Sunday afternoon. Along with the homecoming, airport officials also commemorated the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

President Obama used his Weekly Address and the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to take a jab at Donald Trump, saying, “We cannot give in to those who would divide us.” He also praised his administration for victories seen during his tenure.

Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday because of a medical episode. Clinton appeared to faint on her way into her van and had to be helped by her security. Her campaign issued a statement saying she “felt overheated.”

Six-Flags in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, received bomb/shooting threat prompting an evacuation of the park. Police are investigating the origin and validity of the phone call. They also searched the park, but didn’t find anything.

Tennessee Titans Avery Williamson wore his custom cleats made to honor the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks despite of being was told they violated the NFL’s uniform policy. The league threatened to fine him if he wore them. No word from the NFL yet.

The Air Academy Federal Credit Union has dropped Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall as its spokesperson after he kneeled in protest during the National Anthem. The credit union serves mainly members of the military and their families.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has filed a lawsuit to remove Donald Trump’s name from November’s ballot. They allege the Minnesota Republican Party didn’t follow state law selecting electors and alternate electors.

A man walking his dog in Sydney, Australia Saturday was stabbed multiple times by a Muslim man inspired by Islamic State. Ihsas Khan is charged with committing a terrorist attack and attempted murder. He also tried to stab officers as they arrested him.

A car containing several gas canisters was found Saturday outside the Bar Yohaye Jewish Community Synagogue in Marseille, France. Police initially feared the vehicle was booby-trapped but no trigger mechanism was found and the vehicle isn’t stolen.

A Muslim was forcibly repatriated after refusing to swear allegiance to the constitution during an Italian citizenships ceremony. The man who acted as secretary of the Muslim Community of Treviso was put on a plane to Casablanca, Morocco, on Wednesday.

My Cousin Elmo says, “With our country going to hell in a hand basket, Hillary has told us exactly what will be in it when it gets there.”

Biblical Disease or Federal Disaster?

Two possible cases of Hansen’s disease, otherwise known as leprosy, are under investigation in the Jurupa Unified School District, Riverside, California. Now the Riverside County Public Health Department is working to investigate and confirm whether the diagnoses are accurate.

The disease, which is spread through saliva or nasal mucus, mainly affects the eyes, the upper respiratory tract, and the surface nerves of the skin, which can eventually destroy the sensation in, for example, the feet, hands or face. Most online information sources list Africa and Asia as the two continents where the disease is most prevalent.

In addition to the recent report from California, there were several cases also reported in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The outbreak in the southern states was blamed on the lowly armadillo, the only non-human creature that’s known to carry the bacteria that causes leprosy.

This conclusion was drawn from a study conducted by Dr. Richard W. Truman and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, linking 30-40 cases of leprosy in the U.S. to armadillos. Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims there are 6,500 cases of leprosy throughout the U.S.

This leaves 6,460 to 6,470 cases not caused by armadillos run-amok, including the two suspected cases in California. It’s the one thing not being mentioned by the Progressive media as they supposedly report on this Biblical disease – the Obama administration’s unlawful refugee resettlement program.

Harry Reid Continues to Tout Obamacare

Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid continues to support Obamacare, which is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many Americans. Reid spoke shortly after Republicans denounced the latest round of Obamacare premium hikes and the dwindling choices for consumers.

“Obamacare has been terrific for this country,” Reid said. “Is it perfect? No, but if we’d had just a tiny bit of cooperation, just a little bit of cooperation from the Republicans, it would be better.”

“But all they’ve done is wish it hadn’t passed because it’s been one of the most substantial things to happen in America since Social Security and Medicare,” he added. “And so what did they do? Vote 70 times to defund it. And we know what Einstein said: someone that keeps doing the same thing over and over again is a sign of insanity.”

In August, the Department of Health and Human Services said an estimated 73 percent of HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all premiums increase by double digits. That’s because the majority of subscribers get tax credits to keep their premiums “affordable.”

But even for those with affordable premiums, access to health care’s limited by high Obamacare deductibles. And even though one Arizona county has no Obamacare options at all for 2017, Reid continued to lie:

“News is out today that 92 percent of Americans now have health insurance. Think what it was before Obamacare. Parents no longer have to worry about their children having insurance until they’re age 26. Parents with children who have diabetes, women who are — women no longer have to worry about being able to be forced to pay more for their insurance.”

Yup, Obamacare is such a good deal that Harry and his Capitol Hill cronies, including President Obama are exempt from having to buy into the same program that every other America is now forced to participate in.

The Dawn of the New American Dream

The Obama administration is spending another $10 million to register new immigrant voters on top of the $19 million it’s already spent. The money, fully approved by a Progressive-Republican led Congress, is to be distributed the by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS.)

The DHS has been promoting its “citizen integration” grant program all year, offering big bucks to recruit new groups that can offer immigrants the services they need to become citizens with full voting rights. In this case, integration means being taught how to live, work and function in the U.S. while living separate from the native-born culture.

Since 2009, USCIS has doled out $63 million in grants to prepare more than 156,000 immigrants for U.S. citizenship. Meanwhile, the administration is working with “Welcoming America,” (funded by George Soros) to help communities ‘accept’ new immigrant populations.

The secretive mission of “Welcoming America,” is to actually plant politically active immigrant and refugee populations in cities and towns across the nation. As this happens, all 18 federal agencies are participating by contributing resources and creating programs to help these ‘politically-active’ immigrants.

Mind you, all of this is subsidized by the American taxpayer – that’s you and me – and we’re now being forced to watch as our traditional American values give way Progressive ideology of social justice.

Obama Giving Out Money Without Authority

President Obama has promised Laos $90 million over the next three years to help remove unexploded munitions the U.S. dropped over the country during the Vietnam War.

You gotta realize we haven’t dropped a single bomb on that country since 1973. What the hell have they been doing for the last 43-years?

And how the eff does he plan to do this? And finally where or who gave him this authority?

We are already living on a system built of fiat currency in fiat economy. And there are no bills before Congress asking for this money.

Obama thinks he’s a fucking king and we are his dumb-ass subjects. It is time to sell your cloak, if you haven’t already, to save this nation.

The Blueprint of Anarchy

“Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.” — Herb Caen

The Burning Man Festival plays out each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 70,000 people build a city in a week, burn a giant wooden effigy of a man, and then supposedly restore the  playa to its original state. In recent years it has become popular with millionaires, and billionaires.

Luxurious camps have sprung up which use hired staff like cooks, builders and security, and allow international jetsetters to drop in for quick visits including a runway that is capable of handling a Lear jet. Many traditional “Burners” claim that is a betrayal of the spirit of “radical self-reliance” that is a cornerstone of the event.

As anger boiled over one camp called White Ocean, which hosts high profile DJs on a state-of-the-art stage, became the focus of anger. This year, as the camp was holding a party at which Burners listened to music it was attacked by vandals who flooded it with water and cut power lines carrying out a “revolution against rich parasites”.

So much for the Progressive wet-dream of a utopian vision of peace and love and welcome to the chaos of anarchy of class warfare.

Watergate: Where the Key is the Key

Thanks to the Central Intelligence Agency, Watergate historians now have the answer to a major question that’s plagued them for more than 40 years: Why did Eugenio Martinez have a key to the desk of DNC secretary Ida “Maxie” Wells, whose phone was the only one wiretapped?

Simply put, Martinez, also known as “Musculito,” was a CIA double agent — a plant — and was used to expose the scandal. Martinez who was arrested with the others at the time of the so-called ‘break-in’ was only referred to him as an “informant” during the investigations and subsequent hearings.

Unfortunately, among the 155-pages of the study, titled ‘Working Draft – CIA Watergate History,’ the names of two CIA case officers to whom Martinez reported are still redacted. The report, originally compiled by John C. Richards, a CIA officer who died in December 1974, was finished by Agency colleagues who built on his typed draft and handwritten annotations.

It can be stated that while the CIA cannot overthrow a Cuban dictator, it certainly can destroy an American president.

Court Violates Nevada Woman’s Constitutional Rights

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card (MMC) holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It came after a lawsuit was filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Carson City, Nevada woman who tried to buy a firearm in 2011 and was denied because she has an MMC.

While medical marijuana is legal in Nevada, it is still illegal under federal law.

Because of this, the court claimed it’s reasonable for federal regulators to assume a MMC holder is more likely to use the drug. With that in mind, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has instructed gun sellers to ‘assume’ a person with a MMC uses the drug.

Back in October 2011, a Wilson tried to purchase a gun from a firearms retailer outside of Carson City. The owner of the store knew her and knew she had recently gotten an MMC from the state.

In March 2014, a District Court in Nevada granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case, noting that while the Second Amendment protects American’s right to bear arms, that ‘protection is not unlimited.’ Additionally, the lower court noted that marijuana users can get around the refusal of purchase by not using the drug.

Wilson argued that she never obtained marijuana using the card. She further stated that she only got it to show solidarity for the recent movement to legalize marijuana in Nevada. From that perspective it could be argued that her First Amendment right to free speech had also been violated.

In the end, in its 30-page ‘opinion,’ Circuit Judge Jed Rakoff acknowledged Wilson’s Second Amendment rights had been infringed but that the burden wasn’t “not severe.” He claims it limits only her ability to acquire new firearms, not her right to possess any she might already have.

In his end-around argument, Rakoff noted that Wilson “could have amassed legal firearms before acquiring a registry card,” and the laws she’s challenging “would not impede her right to keep her firearms or to use them to protect herself and her home.”

There was a time in our nation that if any part of a ruling violated the law, then that ruling would not stand. We’re now subjects of rulers who interpret law without regard to words like, “…shall not infringe.”

Harry Reid’s Newest ‘Disinformation Campaign’

The F.B.I. warned state election officials several weeks ago that foreign hackers had exported voter registration data from their computer systems. Now, Senator Harry Reid is creating a ‘disinformation campaign’ asking the FBI to investigate whether GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is conspiring with the Russians to swing this November’s election.

In 2012, Reid delivered a Senate floor speech declaring that an investor in the company run by then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told him that Romney had not paid his taxes in 10 years. The claim was proven to false but Reid said he did not regret making the accusation.

In his request to FBI Director James Comey, Reid pointed to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee emails and the House Democratic campaign arm. Furthermore Reid claims to know that someone with “long ties” to Trump is in contact with WikiLeaks, which posted the DNC emails.

Reid also cited Trump adviser Carter Page’s meeting with “high-ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow. Reid stated that “evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount.”

“The prospect of individuals tied to Trump, Wikileaks and the Russian government coordinating to influence our election raises concerns of the utmost gravity and merits full examination,” Reid wrote to Comey.

Trump has disavowed suggestions he has any kind of relationship with Russian officials or Vladimir Putin and no evidence has surfaced to prove a direct connection – but that doesn’t matter one iota to Reid, who also developed a ‘disinformation campaign’ to discredit the CIA after Democrats couldn’t find evidence showing that Bush-era ‘torture techniques’ failed to provide usable information.

In March 2014, then-Senate Majority Leader Reid formulated allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency’s harsh interrogation methods, ordering an investigation into the issue. In that so-called probe Reid sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder raising concerns that the agency violated the Constitution.

“The CIA has not only interfered with the lawful congressional oversight of its activities, but has also seemingly attempted to intimidate its overseers by subjecting them to criminal investigation,” Reid wrote, “These developments strike at the heart of the constitutional separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.”

Unfortunately for America, Reid has never believed in ‘the separation of powers,’ or the U.S. Constitution for that matter.

Where Yogurt and Corruption are the Menu

Turkish-born billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya is best known for founding the Greek yogurt company, Chobani in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is where two violent attacks committed by Muslim refugees have made limited headlines.

Ulukaya has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, billionaire Warren Buffet and possibly the White House. Furthermore he’s the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – event though he is a Turkish citizen – and has been named Eminent Advocate for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Many people first heard about the Twin Falls refugee resettlement program when a five-year-old girl was raped by three Muslim boys. More recently, a Muslim an attacked and sexually molested a mentally retarded woman.

The Twin Falls newspaper, the Times-News, which appears to have tried to hide the truth of the assaults, is owned by Lee Enterprises. The company received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by Buffett, an HRC supporter.

That same resettlement program is also connected to a drive for cheap labor, which Ulukaya has something to gain from. A major source of revenue for Chobani is the federal school lunch program, which has been pushed throughout the U.S. over the last several years by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Also not being reported is the increase in the number of active tuberculosis cases between 2011 and 2012 in the Twin Falls area. In 2012, the year Chobani opened in the southern Idaho town, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born climbed to 80 percent, up from 50 percent in 2011.

But then, TB is an entirely different subject. Exploring this leads back the Center for Disease Control and Prevention which is doggedly investigating so-called Zika virus outbreaks in Florida – but not the spreading of TB in southern Idaho.

Oddly, Chobani isn’t even Greek as the name is actually Turkish for ‘shepherd,’ which defined means “to guide or direct in a particular direction.”

Harry Reid, the Rothschild’s and Reno, Nevada

EDITOR’S NOTE: As with most anything Progressives develop, this scheme has so many moving parts that it’s easy to become confused over one part’s interconnection to another. It’s taken days to whittle this down so it could be fully understood as it also involves judicial appointments, patent law rulings, social media, stock market speculation and other nationally known-known political players.

In March 2009, former Nevada state Senator Valerie Wiener, who was Senator Harry Reid’s speech writer and press secretary from 1981 to 1986, introduced changes to Nevada’s corporation law that aimed to protect lawyers from liability when representing offshore clients. The Nevada legislature approved Wiener’s bill on May 20, 2009 as Senate Bill 350.

In short, the changes allowed Nevada attorneys to offer complete anonymity to offshore clients. This law change applied only to Nevada attorneys – lawyers from out-of-state are still required to report tax evasion cases.

In 2010 the Obama Administration determined it was time to put an end to secretive tax-havens. This led to a 2010 law, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that requires financial firms to disclose foreign accounts held by U.S. citizens and report them to the IRS or face steep penalties.

After coercing nearly 100 countries to sign on to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) disclosure standards, the Obama administration refused to become a signatory. In declining to sign, this opened the door for the moneyed globalists from the typical tax haven strongholds to move their holdings to the U.S.

Then in 2015, the Panama Papers uncovered evidence that Nevada’s Reid is a prime facilitator in these actions. The Panama Papers are 11.5 million confidential documents detailing more than 214,000 offshore companies represented by the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

Among the discoveries is that Nevada is now prominent among the global elite as a new and favorite location to hide from tax collectors. As Bloomberg wrote January 27, 2016: “Some are calling [Nevada] the New Switzerland. By resisting new global disclosure standards the U.S. is creating a hot new market, becoming the go-to place to stash foreign wealth.”

Enter Rothschild & Co., an old-world financial institution that’s been instrumental in helping to hide the global elite’s wealth in places like the Bahamas, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands for decades. And now — it’s been learned that Rothschild & Co. has recently opened a trust company in Reno, Nevada.

Harry Reid Plays the Media like a Busted Stradivarius

Zika is the fault of the Republican Party, says Senator Harry Reid in a statement claiming the spread of the virus “will only get worse if Republicans continue their refusal to work with Democrats on a bipartisan response.”

“Democrats have been waiting for months for Republicans to get serious. The American people cannot afford to wait any longer,” Reid claimed.

The legislation is but a step away from President Obama’s desk — if only Democrats would simply stop playing around. After all, it’s Senate Democrats who blocked an additional $1.1 billion in funding to fight the disease because it took money away from Obamacare and Planned Parenthood clinics in Puerto Rico.

So, of course, Reid blames Republicans — it’s what he does best. And he does it every time he gets caught with his money-grubbing-paw in the ‘cookie jar.’ In 2013, Reid steered the state legislature to pass an energy bill that got NV Energy to close three coal plants and replace them with new, expensive gas and green energy plants.

On August 16, Reid openly admitted that he personally threatened NV Energy company executives who were planning on building new coal-fired power plants in Nevada nearly a decade ago, saying that “he would “do everything to hurt investments in your company.”

Reid also opposed NV Energy’s proposed Ely Energy Center — a $5 billion project planned in the rural town of Ely – which never got built. The Progressive rag — the Las Vegas Sun — described the move at the time as “a legislative power play reaching from D.C. to Nevada that illustrates how consummate insiders can dictate energy cost and policy for every Nevadan for the next decade.”

While speaking to the Lambda Business Association at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Reid stated : “I called two of the companies that built plants there and I told them go ahead and do it, but I am going to do everything to hurt investments in your company. So they decided perhaps — decided to get rid of the coal plants.”

So, Reid’s comment’s, blaming the spread of disease on Republicans is yet another one of his classic and well-orchestrated ruses, designed to keep his ass out of hot water for misusing his federal office once again.

Speculating on Hillary’s Health

Woodrow Wilson was extremely ill, before and while President of the U.S. It’s believed that his wife operated a ‘shadow government,’ managing the nation’s business while the media kept the seriousness of Wilson’s condition out of the public spotlight, even claiming one time that Wilson was only ‘suffering from a cold.’

It’s widely known today that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wheelchair bound, before and throughout his presidency. While historical documents show that FDR maintained the office from the time he was elected to the time of his death, the media did as it was asked, complying to keep his ‘handicap’ and all that surrounded his condition out of the public-eye.

Recently there have been questions about Hillary Clinton’s health, suggesting that she may be ‘more ill than the campaign is letting on.’ It is widely believed that she suffered at least two blood clots, a stroke and is still dealing with post-concussive syndrome, which caused her to have to wear special prism glasses to counter her double vision.

And whether it is true or not, the media has a history of remaining silent on presidential candidate’s and their illnesses. In the end, and for the immediate future – which is to say the next eight-years or so – her poor health could lead, if not to her death, an incapacity that would enable her husband and former president himself, Bill Clinton to operated a ‘shadow government.’

So, don’t be surprised that when in 70-years time, the files are unsealed and it’s learned Hillary Clinton really did have a ‘life-threatening’ condition that the media refused to report on and Bill managed to find away around the U.S. Constitution and become the nation’s second, albeit former, President to sit on the throne three-times.

DHS goes Completely Aldous Huxley

There’s no doubt that the Department of Homeland Security is now a domestic intelligence and surveillance agency. It’s no longer interested in simply gathering your biometric data – you know – your fingerprints, DNA, face, eye and hair color, height, weight, age, race and sex.

Such low-tech collections are generally used for identification purposes. However, DHS is going high-tech, spending $40 million of our federal tax dollars to fund a quantitative analysis (QA) program.

This QA program will collect data from open sources like social media, cell phones, smart-meters, etc., storing it in databases, then using algorithms, scan, organize, find patterns, and direct analysts to so-called ‘high priority data points.’ Simply put, this means DHS will be able to learn anything it wants about anyone at anytime.

Welcome to our brave new world.

The FCC Magically Gains New Executive Powers

The Federal Communications Commission has acquired the power to make forfeitures it’s calling a ‘Notices of Apparent Liability.’ Note that word, “apparent,” as opposed to actual or real.

These are not jus’ accusations that a law has allegedly been violated; they are assertions by the FCC that a law’s been violated without any due process. And like that — you’re presumed guilty.

There are no rules of evidence; no courtroom proceeding, no burden of proof placed on the FCC to prove guilt. The agency has merely to assert guilt and that’s it.

The “violator” is then told what his punishment will be. Of course, the FCC gives its victims the “opportunity” to “file a response” after the fact — which it can ignore in whole or part.

Recently, the FCC demanded $29.6 million in “voluntary contributions to the U.S. Treasury” from OneLink, TeleDias, TeleUno and Cytel, after they we implicated in ‘slamming and cramming’ activity. Mind you, they were only accused of switching long distance carriers without notice and adding extra charges to the customer’s phone bill, but never indicted.

Welcome to the Banana Republic of America.

What We Do

“So, Dad, what did you do in the war?” my  son asked.

I answered, “I was never in a war.”

“But I thought you were in the Marine Corps,” he responded, “and I know I’ve heard you talk about being in combat.”

“Well, there’s difference,” I explained, “I was never in a war that was declared by Congress though I was involved in the so-called ‘War on Drugs,’ and that’s where I saw fighting.”

“Oh,” he returned, asking, “Did you ever get a medal for anything you did in the Marines?”

I smiled, “Nope, no medals.”

“That isn’t fair,” he declared.

“Why?” I found myself asking.

“You participated in battle and could have died,” he continued, “so you should get some sort of recognition.”

“First off, I didn’t do it to get medals, ribbons or certificates – though those things are nice,” it told him, “I did it because I’m a Marine and that’s what we do.”

From ICANN to You Can’t

The U.S Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is transferring oversight of the Internet to a ‘private’ nonprofit group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on October 1. This means the Internet will move from U.S. control to a ‘multistakeholder’ group that includes 160 foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations.

The term ‘multistakeholder’ is troubling as it is most often part of the language used in U.N. programs like Agenda 21. This means that the agency could be used by foreign governments or the U.N. itself to shut down the Web around the globe, either in whole or in part.

Since ICANN already manages the domain naming and IP address systems, the transfer would give it full regulatory control as well. Also worth noting is the fact that ICANN already charges fees to users and that as a ‘nonprofit,’ it earned $219 million last year.

Alarming is the knowledge that shifting ICANN’s legal status away from the U.S. was a top agenda item for an ICANN working-group meeting in Helsinki on June 26.

The internet is one of the few places where, with some notable exceptions, free speech still reigns supreme. So what will happen when ICANN has the freedom to raise fees with no oversight?

Furthermore the facilities could, without notice, be relocated to say — China — and could go in the same building as the Communist agency responsible for censoring that country’s Internet since some of the American companies involved with the transition process have already given into Chinese demands to aid with censorship.

Besides, President Obama’s plan to end U.S. oversight without congressional approval is unconstitutional. Congress must authorize transfers of U.S. property, which includes the ICANN domain system, worth billions of dollars.

If the courts later rule that Obama’s action violated the separation of powers, there will be no remedy as control over the system will be gone forever, thus handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in America.

Meanwhile, the “Protecting Internet Freedom Act” was introduced in Congress last month with the hope of reinforcing the separation of powers clause. But like most other constitutional side-steps, Obama plans to acted unilaterally and then by fiat you and I can kiss the last true realm of free speech goodbye.

Old McDonald Had a Farm…L-G-B-T-Q

Over the last two years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has hosted a series of summits promoting the role of LGBTQ farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign. For those of us who don’t know what “rural pride” means, the agency is happy to explain.

“Contrary to widely held myths that the LGBT community is largely living in affluent metropolitan areas, studies show a very different and more realistic picture of the LGBT community,” the USDA claims. “For a number of reasons, many people in the LGBT community choose to live, work, and raise their families in the rural communities that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proud to serve.”

What the agency really wants to do, along with the entire Obama administration, is purge what they believe the average U.S. farmer is – a “white, rich male.” At first, I thought there was some sort of mistake, because the USDA failed to mention ‘Christian,’ but I was mistaken.

White House liaison Ashlee Davis, who was special assistant to the assistant secretary for the USDA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), is the point person for these summits. Davis used to work on the ‘National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’ and for the ‘Equality Federation,’ where she “researched and analyzed religious-based bigotry and its influence on civil rights legislation.”

These all-day summits supposedly ‘teach’ LGBTQ persons how to get subsidies from the federal government — like food stamps and housing loans. It’s unclear how much the program’s costing you and me, although USDA’s OCR asked for $24.4 million in funding in its fiscal-year 2016 budget request.

So, maybe I can get in on this scam — after all I’ve always ascribed to stand-up comedian Kip Addotta’s line of thought: “I’m a lesbian in a man’s body.”

Feds Grabbing More of Nevada

The federal government already has millions of acres of land in Nevada. Now they want an embattled segment of land in northeast Clark County known as Gold Butte.

Twice now, President Obama has acted to preserve land in Nevada. In December 2014, he signed into law a bill passed by Congress creating the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument on 22,650 acres at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley, and then July 2015, he invoked the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Basin and Range National Monument on 704,000 acres in Lincoln and Nye counties.

Cattle belonging to federally-held political prisoner Cliven Bundy still roam the Gold Butte area in defiance of three federal court orders and two failed attempts by the Bureau of Land Management to round-up the animals. And of course, Senator Harry Reid backs monument protection for the area.

“We’ll see if President Obama will protect this area. He has the authority, as any president does, to stop this sort of destruction and stop it now,” Reid said during Senate speech in April. “Congress created the Antiquities Act to empower the president to protect our cultural, historic and natural resources when and where Congress cannot — or will not. Many of our current national parks were created using this authority.”

When a national monument’s named, the federal government assumes all control of that land and can make decisions to control the land without the need for congressional approval. So Reid and his syndicate may very well end up getting their wish of a few thousand acres of solar panels after all.

Harry Reid Wants to Test Donald Trump

Senator Harry Reid claims that Donald Trump couldn’t pass the required test it takes to become U.S. citizens. Reid also called Trump “nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”

“Since Donald Trump wants to impose new tests on immigrants, he should take the one test every immigrant has to pass to become a United States citizen,” Reid commented. “He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government.”

Reid’s statement is laughable since he violated the U.S. Constitution by helping navigate legislation mandating all American citizens have healthcare.

While in Youngstown, Ohio, during a campaign stump speech, Trump proposed giving ideological tests to newly arrived immigrants. The test, he said, would help keep the nation safe and keep our American way of life.

Reid criticized the idea: “Unlike immigrants, Donald Trump represents none of the qualities that make America great. Immigrants work hard to get here and become Americans, while Trump inherited everything from his father and works hardest at tweeting insults and ripping off hard-working people with two-bit scams.”

Reid’s comments come as his Democrat pal Hillary Clinton begins recruiting illegal aliens for her new national voter registration drive. It’s called “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” which translates to “My Dream, Your Vote.”

Meanwhile Trump will appear Augusts 26 at the Nevada Battle Ground Dinner for the Nevada GOP at Lake Tahoe.

Gun Restrictions Through Federal Research

Recently, the Pyramid Fire burned near 300 acres north of Reno, Nevada and was said to have been started by target shooters who fled the area without reporting the blaze. The BLM notes on it’s website that campfires cause only three-percent of the fires, whereas shooting over 34-percent as it points to target shooting causing other fires in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona and Washington.

Following a July wildfire on BLM managed lands in Lemmon Valley, also north of Reno, a BLM fire investigator stated, “Steel core, lead core or copper core has the potential to start fires,” adding, “every time a high velocity round would hit a rock like this, it would fragment into hot pieces.”

The investigator may have been talking about a USDA study on whether or not outdoor target shooting was the source of many wild land fires. In that 2013 report, researchers claim they found once certain bullets fragmented, they would ignite the peat moss in the collector box.

According to this study, pieces of the steel core can be 1,200 degrees. Furthermore, the study claims it only takes 600 degrees to ignite cheatgrass, yet the study’s author USDA’s Mark Finney told an ABC affiliate in Denver:

“We designed an apparatus that consisted of a steel deflector plate and a box at the bottom called a ‘collector box’ that we could fill with various materials that could be tested for ignition.”

“The bullet by itself isn’t very hot until it strikes something very solid,” Finney added. “The process of deforming it…is what heats it up.”

In fact the study reads in part, “Bullets were fired at a steel plate that deflected fragments downward into a collection box containing oven-dried peat moss. We found that bullets could reliably cause ignitions, specifically those containing steel components (core or jacket) and those made of solid copper.”

As any scout, from Cub to Eagle, can tell you this is the same method used to start a campfire; striking a piece of metal like the edge of a knife against a fire-starter, which is a piece of high carbon or alloyed steel. The knife (bullet) hits the fire-starter (steel plate) causing sparks to fall on the tinder (peat moss)and like that a fire begins.

So needless to say, research like this appears to be yet another way for our federal tyrants to further restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Is Muslim Terror Coming to Northern Nevada?

A recent news story (which never made it on the station’s official website) KOLO-TV’s Sydnee Scofield reported that Syrian refugees are beginning to resettle in the Reno, Nevada area.  While her report touched on the need for jobs, housing and social services — she missed the possibility of terrorism.

As of May 2016, of the 1,037 Syrians admitted to the U.S., only two have been Christian. Furthermore, the majority have yet to be vetted by the Obama administration as to their beliefs, so there’s a chance a Daesh (ISIS) sleeper terrorist is ‘secreted’ among them.

To top this off, the Reno area already has a network developed leading back to the Muslim Brotherhood. In the June 2008 obituary of  University of Nevada, Reno Professor Ahmed Essa, published in the Reno Gazette-Journal, it states that he’s one of the founders of the Northern Nevada Muslim Society (now the Northern Nevada Islamic Center or NNIC) and had been an advisor to the UNR Muslim Student Association (MSA.)

The MSA began in 1963 in Illinois with the help of the Egyptian-backed Muslim Brotherhood and has since found its way to nearly every U.S university campus. From the MSA grew such pro-Muslim organizations as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA,) the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT,) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR.)

In the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case, the Department of Justice named ISNA, CAIR, and NAIT as “entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” The Canada Revenue Service revoked ISNA’s registration in September 2013 after being caught funding the Hizbul Mujahideen, a violent wing of Jamaat-e-Islami and designated terror organization.

And while neither the NNIC or UNR’s MSA are terror-related organizations, the ground work exists to be exploited by a so-called refugee who has more jihad on his mind and in his heart than escaping a war-torn Syria.

New Official Emails Lead to Clinton Foundation

The State Department turned over several previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year.

In April 2009, Doug Band — Clinton Foundation overseer and former Bill Clinton aide — had an exchange with Hillary aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. He requested a meeting between the then-American ambassador to Lebanon and Gilbert Chagoury, a major Clinton Foundation donor.

“We need to speak to the substance person re: Lebanon. As you know, he’s (Chagoury) key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon,” Band wrote.

Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, according to its disclosures. He is also known for his close association with Nigeria’s military dictator, Sani Abacha and a 2000 conviction in Switzerland for money laundering.

(What’s that old saying about the company you keep? Anyway…)

Abedin replied, “Its Jeff Feltman, I’m sure he knows him. I’ll talk to Jeff,” who was the former American ambassador to Lebanon and who later became assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009.

Clearly this was an urgent situation since Band responded less that 20 minutes later, “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”

In January 2011, Band created The Teneo consulting firm, which boasts of having more than 550 employees in 14 offices around the world. Two of these employees include Bill Clinton who is a paid honorary chairman and Huma, now a $15,000-a-month consultant.

And to think, Attorney General Loretta Lynch already closed the book on this investigation, so for now, none of this appears as if it will stick to Hillary – yet again.

The Extreme Censorship

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” — George Bernard Shaw, playwright and proponent of eugenics.

It’s amazing how the Progressive media tends to overlook stupid statements when the candidates they support make a so-called ‘threat’ against another candidate. Even more amazing is the fact that so many political candidates forget what they’ve said as quickly as they’ve said it.

By now, if you are paying attention to these sort of things, you should have heard Donald Trump’s so-called ‘assassination threat,’ made against Hillary Clinton: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Shortly afterwards, Hillary tweeted, “A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”

She is obviously a woman of much hypocrisy and even greater memory loss as noted from May 24, 2008, when she stated, “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.”

Now, who do you suppose Hillary was ‘threatening?’

Oddly, not even the Secret Service took her seriously enough to pay her a visit as they supposedly have to Trump. Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill.

The nice thing is that the Progressive Republicans are showing their full-colors as they crow about how Trump is bad for ‘their business.’ Since they have to reach this low into their bag of campaign tricks, it’s obvious they’re as scared as a chicken “with its head chopped off.”

And yes, because I wrote about chopping off heads, I expect a visit from the Secret Service at any moment.

White Fragility – My Ass!

First off, lets define ‘White Fragility:’ a state in which even a smallest amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. Give me a fucking break — you bunch of mama’s skirt hiding, pansy-assed sissies!

This will really hurt your tender feeling as it is the most politically incorrect article you may read all year, because I’m the son of a bitch Barack Obama warned you about — White, Christian and male. As I see it, political correctness is nothing more than fascism masquerading as politeness — and I’m tired of niceties.

Furthermore, I’m college educated and I served in the U.S. military in two different branches. I’m not an active member of any political party and I sure as hell am not a member of ay group that espouses our differences and tries to divide.

In fact, I believe in American exceptionalism because I am an American! I also believe in equality – and I also believe you’d best be ready to earn it as I certainly won’t hand you mine on a silver platter.

Whether you like it or not, I stand for the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Holy Bible. And if you don’t like it, then feel free to kiss my lily-white ass as you slither by looking for your so-called ‘safe place.’

Finally, I’m an old man and if you threaten me or mine — which includes, but is not limited to family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances and strangers, etc. — I won’t waste my time in a fist-fight with you. No, I’ll simply plug you full of holes and let the coroner clean up the mess.

So simply put, I have but one life to live and I refuse to live it under your or anyone else’s tyranny, so fuck you and your White Fragility! And you can quote me on that.

Why NBC Fails to Qualify at Olympic Game Coverage

First picking up a gun jus’ five-years ago, 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio games in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event. She beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final round with a total of 208.0, setting an Olympic record in the finals.

She’s a quiet, blue-eyed blonde that lives Virginia who learned to shoot while hunting with her grandfather. Yet, NBC’s coverage of her historic feat has been minimal.

At 30-years-old, Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and is best known for being the ‘first American on U.S. Olympic team to wear a hijab while competing.’ She is a Muslim residing in New York, who claims she feels ‘unsafe in America,’ because of her religion.

And though eliminated from competition early on, she’s being treated like a media darling. NBC even ran a story on her Sharia-inspired women’s clothing line – but then she does serve on the U.S. Department of State’s “Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Initiative.”

The network cannot figure out why their broadcasting of the ‘Toilet Boil Games’ hasn’t been a ratings bonanza.

They’re Taking Over the Voting Booth

We already know the Democratic National Committee rigged the primary process in Hillary’s favor. And for months, tin-hat types have warned that Progressives are working on plans to somehow cook the 2016 election.

So when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Jeh Johnson announced plans to strengthen polling places nationwide against cyber attacks by categorizing them as ‘critical infrastructure’ it’s hard not to take note. Furthermore, he claims DHS is conducting discussions with some 9,000 local voting jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

If the election process becomes part of the ‘critical infrastructure,’ then the federal government would provide ‘strategic guidance’ on cyber and physical threats, coordinate with ‘federal agencies, state, local and tribal governments and private-sector stakeholders.’

Simply put, categorizing the election process as ‘critical infrastructure’ means the federal government will develop uniform guidelines for administering elections in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including the development of software, hardware and all the federal oversight that goes with it. Also worrisome is that word ‘stakeholder,’ defined as “an independent party with whom each of those who make a wager deposits the money or counters wagered,” is the same word used time and again by the United Nations, especially when it comes to programs like ‘Agenda 21.’

Add to this — a newly approved presidential policy directive (PPD) to define what qualifies as a “significant attack” in comparison to “steady-state incidents,” which is “digital espionage efforts.” The PPD also introduces jurisdictional boundaries for the FBI, DHS and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to follow when it comes to relevant investigative cybersecurity cases and based upon details of the incident.

Top this off with a group of cybersecurity professionals working to make sure that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins the election in November, she’ll have cybersecurity advisers to include in her administration. This is in-line with the DNC’s platform which promises to “build on the Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.”

That plan includes supporting the “empowerment of a federal Chief Information Security Officer and Obama’s establishment of a 12 member Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department.” Remember that the Commerce Departments’ mission is to “promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development.”

And while it’s fairly safe to say President Obama isn’t going to take over the nationwide election by November 2016 or even cancel them, once you connect enough of the dots, it becomes more than a conspiracy theory.

A Congressional Interview 20-years in the Making

Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng was accused of funneling over $1 million in illegal foreign donations to Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign. Seng laundered the illegal campaign donations through a close Clinton associate in Arkansas named Charlie Trie during the 1996 election.

Trie, who sent the donations to the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s legal defense fund, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws in 1999. Afterwards, Seng refused to come to the U.S. to cooperate with congressional investigators in the case as it became an international scandal that raised suspicions about the Chinese government trying to influence the American election.

Now, however, Seng has resurfaced in the U.S. and is being held in New York on bribery charges unrelated to this case. Ng was arrested in New York last year and charged with bringing suitcases of cash into the U.S. to bribe officials, including the former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe.

The House Oversight Committee revealed this week that they will try to interview Seng about the Clintons, and some groups are calling for Congress to grant him immunity from the charges in return for testifying. Ashe was supposed to testify before the same committee five days before he died from a crushed windpipe caused by a weightlifting bar, which was mistakenly misdiagnosed as a heart attack at first.

No date’s been set for Seng’s appearance before the committee, but it’s a certainty that they better hurry – before he’s bit by a mosquito and dies from the Zika virus.

The Arkancide Continues

This is the third ‘Hillary’ related death in as many months. Shawn Lucas, who served the Democratic National Committee (DNC) with a lawsuit in early July 2016 charging that the political corporation had committed “fraud” in favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primaries, was found dead August 2.

Last month, DNC Voter Expansion Data Director Seth Rich was shot and killed in Washington D.C. as he walked home from work. Initial insider reports indicated that he was getting ready to blow the whistle on the DNC, but those reports have since been scrubbed from the official police investigation and poo-poo’d by Progressive Internet sites.

Then John Ashe, a former United Nations General Assembly president accused of taking bribes and preparing to testify in a possible kick-back scheme involving the Clinton’s, died as a result of a weird accident, that was first reported as a heart attack. He supposedly dropped a weightlifting bar on his throat, crushing his windpipe, in June.

As I’ve stated before – in my world, there are no coincidences.

ED. NOTE: Shortly after completing this commentary, the news broke that American Free Press Reacher Victor Thorn, a long-time researcher and critic of Hillary and Bill Clinton, has been found dead. Police reports indicate he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

So make it four since June…

Don’t Tread on Me

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reviewing if the yellow-colored Gadsden Flag with its coiled snake and “Don’t Tread on Me” text is offensive to other workers based on their beliefs. The complaint was filed by a Black worker in January 2014 after he said one of his coworkers wore a hat with the flag on it repeatedly.

The complainant said that he made his concern known to his bosses, who then asked the employee to stop wearing the hat. When the worker in question refused to stop wearing his hat, the offended employee filed a formal complaint with the EEOC, claiming racism in the workplace.

In his complaint, the man stated he “found the cap to be racially offensive to African-Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a ‘slave trader & owner of slaves.’” He also claims the flag is a “historical indicator of White resentment against Blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.”

It is hard to forget about the racist couple, who fatally shot two Metro Police officers having lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant in July 2014, then left a Gadsden flag on the dead officers along with swastikas, before continuing their deadly rampage at a nearby Wal-Mart. Oh, wait — the cops were White as were the killers — so it is a different story and should not be a considered a part of this flag’s narrative.

In 2014, the Confederate Battle Flag came under the same attack. The debate over the flag was reignited following the June 17, 2015 shooting at a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead.

Of course none of this is about the flags themselves or what they ‘represent,’ it’s all about rewriting history in favor of the Progressive movement.

Whose Really Killing Who

It pisses me off that while the LBGTQ bunch are screaming about being mistreated in the U.S. by “White, Conservative, Christians,” yet they say nothing about how Muslim’s around the world are doing horrible things to men and women based on their sexual preference. Recently, Muhammad Wisam Sankari, a gay Syrian man in Turkey was beaten, gang-raped, beheaded mutilated and left to rot in the street.

Where in the HELL is the outrage over the loss of this man’s life. So far, I haven’t heard a damned thing about this from advocates of this so-called ‘marginalized’ grouping of peoples.

Don’t accuse me of being ‘homophobic,’ when you won’t admit you should be ‘Islamophobia,’ denying the facts about who is actually killing who. You are a hypocrite if you don’t stand against this sort of crime against humanity — and hashtags, marches, protesting and bake sales aren’t gonna solve this — by calling the enemy by its name, exposing it to the sunlight of public scrutiny and calling for real action from everyone, including those from within your own base.

 

Opioid Crisis or Obamacare Cover-up?

While opioid dependency is real and is really happening, one needs to be careful of the claim from Progressive news outlets that banner stories which claim, “Opioid dependence leads to 3,000-percent rise in medical services.” You must also take into consideration of the beast — in this case the media and the Obama administration working hand in hand — as they search for ways to cover up the failures of Obamacare.

After all, in Illinois, Oregon and Ohio, a combined total of about 92,000 people must find a new plan. And a co-op in a fourth state, Connecticut, will last until the end of the year. Finally as  pointed out by Fair Health, which conducted this latest report, their findings are based solely on claims data but don’t paint a complete picture.

As in the Titanic’s case, it isn’t what’s on the surface that is a danger – it’s what’s below and unseen that leads to the real problem.

Obama Talks Possible U.S. Coup

It looks as if President Obama is taking his cues from his best friend, Turkish President Erdogan, who recently staged a faux-coup to help consolidate his power and remove any possible threats to his dictatorial position. While in Singapore today, to talk up his Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama claimed that under a Donald Trump presidency, the U.S. Constitution would be in danger.

“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it,” Obama began. “The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job.”

“This is different than just having policy disagreements. I recognize [the Republicans] profoundly disagree with myself and Hillary Clinton on tax policy or certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama stated. “But there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn’t have a doubt they could function as president.

“I think I was right and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thought they couldn’t do the job,” added Obama. “[Had they won] I would have said to all Americans, ‘This is our president, and I know they’re going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense and will observe basic decency, and have enough knowledge about economic and foreign policy and constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work.’”

As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

The Submissive Wife…or Not

When I saw Ghazala Khan standing next to her husband as he spoke at the DNC, waving his pocket Constitution around, and she never attempted to step up to the microphone, I thought nothing of it as I have seen that behavior in the Middle East before. The wife’s submissiveness to the husband is complete throughout much of that region.

The first time I was there, the men walked several feet ahead of the woman because that is one of the many ways a wife shows her submissiveness to her husband. The next time I was there, I saw that the roles had reversed as I observed the women walking ahead of the men.

Soon I figured out why. It was better for the woman to trip a land mine and get blown all to hell, than the man, which I thought showed a lack of courage of the husband’s part, because in my ‘world,’ the husband does everything he can to protect his wife.

So when Donald Trump questioned whether she was not “allowed” to speak, I wasn’t surprised at that. What did surprise me is the realization that he vocalize what I had already thought, but had never said.

Guess that makes me an asshole, too…

Harry Reid Skates…Again

Like the FBI’s refusal to charge Hillary Clinton with violating federal law, the Federal Election Commission has decided not punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for violating election laws – all because it isn’t worth the money. At issue was a fundraising memo Reid’s team did for 2014 Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lucy Flores, who lost in a landslide.

The most powerful politician in the state delivered only 62 donations to Flores. And that lack of effectiveness is the reason for no FEC action. The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute.

In the fundraising email, Reid didn’t include the required disclaimer that only federally compliant donations could be made.

“The Reid Committee admits that the email, which was meant to facilitate low dollar contributions, did not inform recipients that Reid was soliciting only federally compliant funds,” said the FEC memo.

“It appears that the original solicitation, which did not inform recipients that Reid was only asking for contributions that complied with the Act, violated 52 U.S.C. § 30125(e)(1)(B).” the memo continues. “However, the contributions resulting from Reid’s solicitation email appear to have been modest, and the Reid Committee attempted to remedy the violation by sending a follow-up email explaining that all contributions had to comply with the Act’s limitations and source prohibitions. Thus, in furtherance of the Commission’s priorities, relative to other matters pending on the Enforcement docket, and in light of the corrective actions taken by the Reid Committee and the modest amount in violation, the Office of General Counsel believes that the Commission should exercise its prosecutorial discretion and dismiss the violations as to Reid and his committee.”

We are a doomed nation when the rule of law can so easily be swept aside.

All Hail, Queen Hillary as History Repeats

Soon, we shall see the coronation of Queen Hillary. With the recent release of the Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks, showing that the DNC favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders, it is easy to see that her rise to the status of nomination is the product of a rigged and corrupt system.

Further advancing the future outcome is the open knowledge that the Republican National Committee is doing its best to deconstruct its GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The greater the RNC damage the Trump’s campaign the greater the support for Clinton’s campaign.

Also creating an advancement for Clinton is the use (or perhaps the misuse) of the so-called ‘Third party.’ This comes from a historical perspective that shows that the third party candidate drains votes from one party, thus allowing for another party to gain the needed votes to secure the office.

On February 20, 1992, Ross Perot appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live and announced his intention to run as an independent if his supporters could get his name on the ballot in all fifty states, which they did. In the 1992 election, he received 18.9-percent of the popular vote while Bill Clinton received 43-percent against George H.W. Bush’s 37.5-percent.

Arguably, had Perot not drawn 27-percent of the vote from conservatives and 53-percent coming from moderates, it is suggested that Bush would have been reelected by four to five-percent margin over Clinton. Unfortunately I fall within the 27-percent that tossed a ballot away on a candidate that had not chance at winning.

Since there are no ‘true’ third party challengers to Clinton and at least two against Trump, simple math dictates the projected winner. And if history is any indication – I see the same thing happening again.

Thus we shall be witness to not only Hillary’s ascension to the crown, the shattering of the so-called ‘glass ceiling,’ but also the shredding of Constitutional law as she selects the next supreme Court judges, who’ll rule the bench for the next forty years or more, and continued liberty damaging policies laid out before her predecessors.

Not All Oaths Have Meaning

Originally, billed as the GOP-elite’s best idea to stop Donald Trump from being nominated, worrying he’d take his supporters and run as an independent, harming GOP efforts to win against Hillary Clinton. Nothing like a plan back-firing on its planners; I mean it isn’t all that shock that it failed, given that all the Progressive minds that supported this stupid idea.

After all, it is a ‘means nothing’ kind of oath:

“I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is. I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party.”

Now, here’s an oath that means something:

“I, [name] do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God!”

And it has no expiration date.

The Mockery of Justice

For years I’ve watched this nation implode on itself with its Godless rulers and abject distain for the rule of law, denying the U.S Constitution, and denying it to be an extension of the Ten Commandments. The decision by the FBI to rewrite law through the executive branch – to violate the precepts of the Constitution even further is literally in keeping with the false teaching that there is a ‘separation’ between God, God’s law and the state.

In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as United States Secretary of State, had exclusively used her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers. Those official communications included thousands of emails that were marked classified.

On July 5, 2016, FBI director James Comey said his agency had concluded its investigation stating that although Clinton was “extremely careless” in her “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information”, he would recommend to the Justice Department that “no charges are appropriate in this case. The following day, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed that the investigation into Clinton’s use of private email servers while secretary of state was closed without criminal charges.

By not recommending charges be laid against Clinton for violating federal law as she kept a secreted private server on which she did ‘official government business,’ flies in the face of every law abiding citizen of this nation. Instead of following the ‘rule of law,’ they decided to exonerate her actions through so-called ‘lack of intent.’

Intent is defined as, “the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose…” However, she set the server up intentionally, she intentionally used it to communicate government business, and she intentionally kept its use a secret. Both Comey and Lynch’s action in this matter have made a mockery of justice.

Without the rule of law there is no hope for this nation to survive as a Constitutional Republic.

‘Best Practices’ and ‘Collaboration’

A confidential Department of Justice (DOJ) memo, released February 5, 2013, says the federal government can kill an American citizen if it’s believed they are a “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo provides new details about the legal reasoning behind strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens including Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, who were both U.S. citizens and never indicted or charged with any crimes.

The memo, filled with words like ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ also eliminates the barriers of “geographic limitations,” and asserts the ability to “follow” the target to “a new nation.” That leaves the entire world as the battlefield, including the United States.

Couple this to the fact that the Department of Homeland Security laid the foundation on April 7, 2009 on whom it considers a terrorist. These so-called “terrorists’ include anyone who is concerned about illegal immigration, abortion, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms and veterans.

Even more nefarious is the ‘Strong Cities Network,’ which was introduced by the DOJ on September 28, 2015 in a press release, that also uses ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ the federal government has joined with a U.N. supported international law enforcement coalition for the claimed purpose of “strengthen[ing] community resilience against violent extremism.” Essentially, the ‘Strong Cities Network’ has the potential to grow into something complete with laws that are both foreign and adverse to the U.S. Constitution.

Now add to the mix the July 1, 2016 Executive Order, titled, “Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force.” And while the title seems innocuous, the language of the order is broad and vague, though it too uses ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ freely.

But what is most striking is that this order makes no distinction between military operations “against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities,” and U.S. soil. The circle fully closes once the memo of February 2013 is taken into consideration; leading to the fact that all one has to do to wind-up dead is threaten “the Nation’s inherent right of self-defense…”

The Fourth Amendment Survives Another Attack

A federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained illegally through the use of a device known as a “Stingray,” “Hailstorm,’ or “Triggerfish.” The device acts by tricking cell phones in a certain range to show their location; it does this by acting as a cell phone tower.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley ruled Tuesday that defendant Raymond Lambis’ rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used it without a warrant to find his apartment, writing, “Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device.”

“Here, the use of the cell-site simulator to obtain more precise information about the target phone’s location was not contemplated by the original warrant application,” the judge added. “If the Government had wished to use a cell-site simulator, it could have obtained a warrant.”

Under the Fourth Amendment, prosecutors must show probable cause to a judge to support specific things and persons to be searched that will show evidence of a crime. In the 1928 case of Olmstead vs. the U.S., Justice Louis Brandeis issued a warning about advances in technology, and how they would be used by the government to violate our right of privacy:

“The progress of science in furnishing the Government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may someday be developed by which the Government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home…”

The Democratic Party’s 2016 Political Platform is Set

The Democratic National Committee has written its most Progressive policy agenda in modern history. Their platform includes language on breaking up “too-big-to fail” banks and reinstating a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which requires commercial banking and securities activities be separated.

They’re also calling for abolishing the death penalty; and fighting for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizen’s United case, which barred the government from restricting political spending by nonprofit corporations. It also calls for the creation of a $15 per hour minimum wage, a price on carbon emissions and the complete decriminalization of marijuana.

The document also encourages the use of body cameras, the end of racial profiling, and requires the Department of Justice to investigate all questionable or suspicious police-involved shootings. What it doesn’t include is language that opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership or any other global initiative.

States Wrongly Sue Federal Government over Bathroom Ruling

Ten states have sued the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBTQ rights. This is such a stupid move as the states already have supremacy over the federal government and  do not have to ‘ask permission’ to ignore this ruling.

All this does is feed into the federal elitist’s belief that they have supremacy over all the 50 states, which is contradictory to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Where Sci-Fi and Reality Meet

My first thought: “Are you shitting me?!”

Dallas Police sent in a robot with an explosive attached to it to put an end to a stand-off between officers and a cop-killing sniper. The suspect remained holed up inside a parking garage for several hours before police “blast[ed] him out.”

“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “Other options would have exposed our officers in grave danger.”

This establishes a very dangerous precedent and it’s a guarantee that it’ll be modeled by other law enforcement agencies; including those within our federal government. We have slipped further into the dystopian future that science fiction authors once used to write about.

I mean what’s next? Armed drones patrolling our streets from above?

The Fourth Amendment Be Damned

The Hawthorne, California police weren’t happy that a man driving through a ‘sobriety checkpoint,’ on Sunday had rolled his window only three-quarters of the way down as he handed them his driver’s license. Nope, they wanted to show him who is in charge and demanded he roll it all the way down.

When the driver refused a California Highway Patrol officer called over a Hawthorne Police Lieutenant, who then accused the driver of not complying with “the rules of the checkpoint.” After ‘failing to comply’ for nearly 45 minutes, law enforcement officers ordered a tow truck driver to the car while the occupants remained inside.

Eventually, the driver, who showed no signs of impairment, ended his protest under arrest. The U.S. supreme Court ruled in 1990 that DUI checkpoints do not violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

King George III would be so proud…

Compromising Our Liberties Away

One day after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed he had no knowledge of his agency’s scrubbing of intelligence deemed offensive to Muslims, House Republican leaders introduced a bill that would force the DHS to recognize the source of terrorist activity, name the threat directly and take action against it. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the bill would be on the House floor next week.

The new bill was introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and includes language from a bill from House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul that would require DHS to create an assistant secretary position to fight radical Islamic terrorism in the U.S. It also includes a proposal from Congressman Ted Poe that would revoke U.S. passports from members or supporters of a designated foreign terrorist organization.

In a compromise with Democrats who are pushing for tougher gun measures, the bill also includes language from Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn that would allow the attorney general to delay the transfer of guns to people who are suspected terrorists. If it passes, this means the federal government would have three days to ‘make the case’ that a gun purchase should be delayed ‘without due-process.’

While he was writing about a tax dispute between the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Penn family, Benjamin Franklin’s 1755 quote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” fits the coming situation to a tee.

Why We Celebrate Independence Day When We Do

Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia proposed a three-step process of declaring independence and creating a confederation of States on June 7, 1776. By July 2, the Lee Resolution was brought to the Continental Congress, which established:

  1. Resolved, That these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
  2. That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.
  3. That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.

It was debated, voted on, and ratified into law.

Our States’ independence from Great Britain was not an act by a bunch of White, elite, rich men. It was a legally binding congressional act:

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare…”

The following day, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail:

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

The Declaration of Independence was published and publicly read on July 4, 1776, proclaiming what had taken place only two days before. It is because the date ‘July 4’ was on the handwritten document that we came to associate the date with our State’s independence.

It wasn’t until 1870 that Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941.

Because ‘Nationalism’ has long been considered a ‘dirty’ word, we are in very real danger of having our history either totally rewritten or completely denied.

California’s ‘King of Gun Control’ Strikes Again

Jus’ in time for your Independence Day weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown scribbled his signature onto six more gun-control measures making them law, while vetoing five others.

One of the new laws includes ammunition purchasers undergo a background check and registered to a statewide database. He also signed into law banning the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with ‘bullet buttons’ allowing the ammunition magazines to be easily detached and replaced, a ban on possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and the loaning of guns to non-family members of guns without a background check.

He also vetoed five other measures, including an expansion of the use of restraining orders to take guns from people deemed to be dangerous. He also nixed a bill that clarified that theft of a firearm is grand theft and is punishable as a felony, another that would have required those who make guns at home to register get a state-registered serial number so the weapons could be tracked, the requirement that stolen or lost guns to be reported within five days and one limiting Californians to buying only one rifle or shotgun per month.

And like a good little Progressive, the ‘Moonbeam’ signed the gun bills ahead of a European vacation and will be out of the country through August 1.

Justice Ignored is Justice Denied

One day after striking down a portion of a pro-life law in Texas the supreme Court has made a second anti-life decision. This time the court refused to hear an appeal from the Stormans family in Washington State who are challenging a state law forcing them to sell  abortion-causing drugs that violate their conscience as Christians.

In 2007, abortion activists convinced the Washington Board of Pharmacy to pass regulations that force pharmacists in the state to dispense abortion causing drugs and the state adopted a new law making referrals for reasons of conscience illegal. The bill was signed into law by then-Governor Christine Gregoire.

The family eventually filed a lawsuit against the state for violating their First Amendment rights. After a twelve-day trial, a federal court in February 2012 struck down the law as unconstitutional, finding “abundant evidence” that the law forced religious pharmacists and pharmacy owners to violate their faith.

But last July, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision, upholding the law. That resulted in a legal battle which made its way to the Supreme Court, but the court refused to take the case — making it so the law stands.

Justices Samuel Alito, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, dissented from the denial, writing:

“[Yet] the Ninth Circuit held that the regulations do not violate the First Amendment, and this Court does not deem the case worthy of our time. If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern…”

So say your prayers – if you’re inclined – while there’s still time.

High Court Ruling Further Erodes Constitution

This past Monday, the supreme Court handed down a 6-2 ruling that a person convicted of ‎domestic abuse can lose their ‎Second Amendment right “to keep and bear arms.” The case, Voisine et al v. United States, involves two Maine residents, under state law a decade ago of committing domestic violence and later charged for violating federal law for owning guns.

The only justice who seemed to care about the Second Amendment was Justice Clarence Thomas and seeing that the case had Constitutional ramifications, he asked one of the prosecuting attorneys: “Ms. Eisenstein, just one question: can you give me — this is a misdemeanor violation, it suspends a constitutional right. Can you give me another area where a misdemeanor violation suspends a constitutional right?”

The question left Eisenstein stumped.

In the end, Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion, “We treat no other constitutional right so cavalierly. At oral argument the Government could not identify any other fundamental constitutional right that a person could lose forever by a single conviction for an infraction punishable only by a fine.”

“I have little doubt that the majority would strike down an absolute ban on publishing by a person previously convicted of misdemeanor libel,” he added. “In construing the statute before us expansively so that causing a single minor reckless injury or offensive touching can lead someone to lose his right to bear arms forever, the Court continues to ‘relegat[e] the Second Amendment to a second-class right.’”

The supreme Courts’ decision not only validated the removal of Second Amendment protections, but it has now expanded the reasons for removing them as well.

Hillary Clinton Builds Legacy on American Deaths

The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report comprising it’s of investigations and conclusions. It shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration was derelict in their duty to protect American diplomats and how the Obama administration contrived to misinform the public about the cause of the attack.

Despite all of this the Progressive media is crowing that the report has found no ‘new evidence’ of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton. And worse yet, this woman could very well become our next President of the U.S.

Let’s go through the first 150 pages or so…

During deliberations within the State Department about whether and how to intervene in Libya in March 2011, Jake Sullivan listed the first goal as “avoid(ing) a failed state, particularly one in which al-Qaeda and other extremists might take safe haven.” (pg. 9)

Five of the 10 action items from the 7:30 PM White House meeting referenced the video, but no direct link or solid evidence existed connecting the attacks in Benghazi and the video at the time the meeting took place. The State Department senior officials at the meeting had access to eyewitness accounts to the attack in real-time.

The Diplomatic Security Command Center was in direct contact with the Diplomatic Security Agents on the ground in Benghazi and sent out multiple updates about the situation, including a “Terrorism Event Notification.” The State Department Watch Center had also notified Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills that it had set up a direct telephone line to Tripoli.

There was no mention of the video from the agents on the ground. Greg Hicks– one of the last people to talk to Chris Stevens before he died — said there was virtually no discussion about the video in Libya leading up to the attacks. (pg. 28)

The morning after the attacks, the National Security Council’s Deputy Spokesperson sent an email to nearly two dozen people from the White House, Defense Department, State Department, and intelligence community, stating: “Both the President and Secretary Clinton released statements this morning…Please refer to those for any comments for the time being. To ensure we are all in sync on messaging for the rest of the day, Ben Rhodes will host a conference call for USG communicators on this chain at 9:15 ET today.” (pg. 39)

Minutes before the President delivered his speech in the Rose Garden, Jake Sullivan wrote in an email to Ben Rhodes and others: “There was not really much violence in Egypt. And we are not saying that the violence in Libya erupted ‘over inflammatory videos.’” (pg. 44)

The CIA’s September 13, 2012, intelligence assessment was rife with errors. On the first page, there is a single mention of “the early stages of the protest” buried in one of the bullet points.

The article cited to support the mention of a protest in this instance was actually from September 4. In other words, the analysts used an article from a full week before the attacks to support the premise that a protest had occurred before the attack on September 11. (pg. 47)

According to Susan Rice, both Ben Rhodes and David Plouffe prepared her for her appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows following the attacks. Nobody from the FBI, Department of Defense, or CIA participated in her prep call.

While Rhodes testified Plouffe would “normally” appear on the Sunday show prep calls, Rice testified she did not recall Plouffe being on prior calls and did not understand why he was on the call in this instance. (pg.98)

A headline on the following page of the CIA’s September 13 intelligence assessment stated “Extremists Capitalized on Benghazi Protests,” but nothing in the actual text box supports that title. As it turns out, the title of the text box was supposed to be “Extremists Capitalized on Cairo Protests.”

That small but vital difference — from Cairo to Benghazi — had major implications in how people in the administration were able to message the attacks. (pg. 52)

The administration’s policy of no boots on the ground shaped the type of military assistance provided to State Department personnel in Libya. The Executive Secretariats for both the Defense Department and State Department exchanged communications outlining the diplomatic capacity in which the Defense Department SST security team members would serve, which included wearing civilian clothes so as not to offend the Libyans. (pg. 60)

When the State Department’s presence in Benghazi was extended in December 2012, senior officials from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security were excluded from the discussion. (pg. 74)

In February 2012, the lead Diplomatic Security Agent at Embassy Tripoli informed his counterpart in Benghazi that more DS agents would not be provided by decision makers, because “substantive reporting” was not Benghazi’s purpose. (pg. 77)

Emails indicate senior State Department officials, including Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Huma Abedin were preparing for a trip by the Secretary of State to Libya in October 2012. According to testimony, Chris Stevens wanted to have a “deliverable” for the Secretary for her trip to Libya, and that “deliverable” would be making the Mission in Benghazi a permanent Consulate. (pg. 96)

In August 2012 — roughly a month before the Benghazi attacks — security on the ground worsened significantly. Ambassador Stevens initially planned to travel to Benghazi in early August, but cancelled the trip “primarily for Ramadan/security reasons.” (pg. 99)

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff typically would have participated in the White House meeting, but did not attend because he went home to host a dinner party for foreign dignitaries. (pg. 107)

With Ambassador Stevens missing, the White House convened a roughly two-hour meeting at 7:30 PM, which resulted in action items focused on a YouTube video, and others containing the phrases “(i)f any deployment is made,” and “Libya must agree to any deployment,” and “(w)ill not deploy until order comes to go to either Tripoli or Benghazi.” (pg. 115)

After Susan Rice’s Sunday show appearances, Jake Sullivan assured the Secretary of the State that Rice “wasn’t asked about whether we had any intel. But she did make clear our view that this started spontaneously and then evolved.” (pg. 128)

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta bluntly told the committee “an intelligence failure” occurred with respect to Benghazi. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell also acknowledged multiple times an intelligence failure did in fact occur before the Benghazi attacks. (pg. 129)

Susan Rice’s comments on the Sunday talk shows were met with shock and disbelief by State Department employees in Washington. The Senior Libya Desk Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, wrote: “I think Rice was off the reservation on this one.”

The Deputy Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, responded: “Off the reservation on five networks!” The Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Bureau of Near East Affairs, State Department, wrote: “WH (White House) very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.” (pg. 132)

On the Sunday shows, Susan Rice stated the FBI had “already begun looking at all sorts of evidence” and “FBI has a lead in this investigation.” But on Monday, the Deputy Director, Office of Maghreb Affairs sent an email stating: “McDonough apparently told the SVTS (Secure Video Teleconference) group today that everyone was required to ‘shut their pieholes’ about the Benghazi attack in light of the FBI investigation, due to start tomorrow.” (pg. 135)

Despite President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear orders to deploy military assets, nothing was sent to Benghazi, and nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost 8 hours after the attacks began. (pg. 141)

The Libyan forces that evacuated Americans from the CIA Annex to the Benghazi airport was not affiliated with any of the militias the CIA or State Department had developed a relationship with during the prior 18 months. Instead, it was comprised of former Qadhafi loyalists who the U.S. had helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution. (pg. 144)

None of the relevant military forces met their required deployment timelines. (pg. 150.) Finally, a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) sat on a plane in Rota, Spain, for three hours, and changed in and out of their uniforms four times. (pg. 154)

As I wrote on September 16, 2012: “A southern Nevada man is one of those killed in Libya during the Benghazi attack on the U.S. Embassy.  Tyrone Woods most recently lived in San Diego before moving to Henderson…” and sadly it seems everyone has forgotten those who died because of this administration’s dereliction of duty and building Hillary’s so-called ‘legacy,’ heading into 2016 presidential election cycle.

The High Court Side-steps the Real Argument

The U.S. supreme Court struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups and our Progressive media continue to claim, “would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down.” This is only a part of what the legal battle was over though.

There were two provisions of the law at issue and neither were over the direct closure of these so-called ‘health clinics.’ The first said that doctors had to have local admitting privileges at nearby hospitals; the second said clinics had to upgrade their facilities to hospital-like standards.

But Justice Stephen Breyer, who is so deeply ensconced in the fundamental destruction of the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. as a whole, couldn’t see his way clear to see these two provisions as he demonstrates in his majority opinion:

“We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the federal Constitution.”

Where in the U.S. Constitution does it state access to abortion is a right? It doesn’t!

We no longer have a supreme Court, instead it’s a bench filled with a rubber-stamping Progressive legislative body.

Seventy-five Things Bigger than Brexit

While the news about Brexit flooded across all the various news agencies, there is one news item that is more important and it is being completely ignored — the Associated Press discovered that Hillary Clinton held dozens of meetings with political donors and other operatives during her time as secretary of State and that they were left off of her official schedule.

Documents show at least 75 meetings with longtime backers of her political efforts, the Clinton Foundation and other interests that were not included on her official calendar or whose names were not disclosed. This includes at least 114 nongovernmental officials.

The AP found the so-called ‘discrepancies’ between Clinton’s schedule and her 1,500-page official calendar by comparing notes compiled by Clinton’s aides each day. The omissions won’t amount too much are an example of excessive secrecy and a questionable mix of government business with outside interests.

We already know Hillary Clinton was enriching her personal interests through things like donations from foreign governments; a $55 million State Department grant to a university which paid her husband $16 million; and Wall Street speeches, which she’s attempting keep private as well.

Now, these 75 off-the-record meetings show dealings with financiers and CEOs of major companies, as well as major political donors, who also lobbied the government and donated to Clinton’s personal interests. This misuse of her political position to line her many pant-suit pockets should disgust any American who is awake and still values integrity.

SCOTUS Sets Obama’s Amnesty Legacy Back

The supreme Court did nothing to halt President Obama’s illegal amnesty push. The program would have shielded as many as five million illegal aliens from deportation while allowing them to legally work in the U.S.

The case, United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, concerned a 2014 executive action by the president to allow as many as five million illegal’s who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program that would keep them from deportation and give them work permits. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Obama’s action “an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution.”

In February 2015, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas entered a preliminary injunction shutting down the program. The government appealed, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans affirmed the injunction.

In their briefs, Texas claimed that the president ‘had wide authority over immigration matters’, telling the justices that “the executive does have enforcement discretion to forbear from removing aliens on an individual basis.” Their problem, they argued, was with what they called a blanket grant of “lawful presence” to millions of illegals entitling them unfunded benefits.

But since the supreme Court split its opinion, the lower court opinion stands, which ought to mean the States have control over the enforcement immigration laws — specifically deportations. This would also mean the States are the only entities authorized to enforce the federally established Rules of Uniformed Naturalization.

This is all contingent on their operating constitutionally, which unfortunately, they don’t. And if the federal government operated constitutionally there would be no “exceptions” to the Uniformed Rules of Naturalization.

The solution is so simple: follow the U.S. Constitution word for word and quit trying to interpret it, forcing it to fit some agenda, as it is not a play-thing.

Where the Law Doesn’t Matter

Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Stefany Miley has denied a Las Vegas woman’s motion for a preliminary injunction after she received a one-year trespass notice from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District as a result of openly carrying her .38-caliber pistol. Michelle Flores was given the notice at the Rainbow Library on March 16.

Her arrest lead to a meeting with Henderson Police officer Zane Simpson, and a couple of months later the Henderson library staff received a notification that read: “Generally, a person has the right to carry a gun openly, and he/she is not required to verify legal status with paperwork of any kind.”

Since then, Henderson Libraries has complied with the law. However they tried to argue that the district falls under NRS.265, which says a person shall not carry or have a dangerous weapon while on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, a private or public school or child care facility, or while in a vehicle of a private or public school or child care facility.

They found out they were wrong.

But not to be deterred, the district quickly changed the argument from the right to ‘open carry’ to ‘disruptive conduct.’ And yet, as the districts own lawyer admits, a security guard told Flores that she was not allowed to bring her firearm into the library upon return visits and furthermore, the trespass notice given to Flores by library staff did not state that as the reason for her one-year ban.

Despite all this, Judge Miley somehow concluded that the evidence indicated that the trespass notice was a result of her disruptive behavior agreeing with the library’s attorney who went on to claim about Nevada’s open carry gun law, “The law at issue applies to counties, towns and cities. This is a library district. It is not a city, it’s not a town, (and) it’s not a county.”

But according to the law, the district isn’t permitted to restrict the open carry of firearms as noted in part by Senate Bill 175, signed into law last year: “…expanding the rights and powers reserved for the Legislature relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition; requiring the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions of this State to repeal certain ordinances and regulations; authorizing a person adversely affected by the enforcement of such an ordinance or regulation to seek declarative and injunctive relief and damages; providing that such a person is entitled to certain damages , which reserves the authority to regulate the possession of firearms solely to the state Legislature.”

Yet, somehow Judge Miley claims a simple posting on the library door reading, ‘firearms prohibited’ “clearly indicates” openly carried guns in a publicly funded building is unlawful and that such signage supersedes Nevada state law.

A Progressive is a Progressive is a Progressive

Senate Republicans say they’re going to bring a ‘compromise gun control bill’ to the floor, possibly by the end of this week. This comes after lawmakers defeated four gun-grabbing measures, each a knee-jerk response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, jus’ yesterday.

In fact, Progressive GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by fellow Progressive, GOP Senator Susan Collins.

“Essentially we believe if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun,” Collins said.

It would authorize the federal government to block gun purchases by people who appear on the “no-fly” list or who are on a “selectee” list that requires them to receive extra scrutiny before flying. Collins’s bill uses a smaller list of 109,000 ‘suspected’ individuals and not the full terror watch list.

So, to hell with the U.S. Constitution and to hell with ‘due process,’ as the Senate continues to sacrifice our God-given liberty’s in order to keep ‘Americans us safe.’ If this passes, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty not security.

The Truth About Harry ‘Assault Weapons’ Reid

In 2010 Senator Harry Reid received a lot of financial help from the NRA, in fact Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre came to Nevada to help Reid get reelected. And proving what sort of personal character he embodies – Reid has time and again done his best to distance himself from the organization – especially when it is politically expedient.

In fact, Reid attacked the NRA, the GOP and another gun-rights group in a speech shortly after the Orland terror attack:

“Yet in spite the public’s demand for action Senate Republicans continue to cower – cower before the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. The NRA is bad, really bad. Gun Owners of America is even worse than bad. These two organizations are competing — seeing just how extreme they can be in pushing for more guns and fewer protections,” Reid said.

What most people don’t know is that in 2009 Harry Reid was instrumental in building the largest gun park in the world under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, at a cost of $61,000,000 of taxpayer money — Clark County Shooting Complex. And while the Complex rents ‘assault weapons,’ they don’t describe them as such but rather as “rifles.”

One of the more their popular rentals is the Beretta ARX100, which is comparable to the AR-15, (that’s Armalite Rifle 15, not Assault Rifle 15.) They both shoot the same ammunition (.223) and can be loaded with a 30-round magazine.

From Beretta’s website: “This rifle was designed to be completely ambidextrous, and all the critical controls on it may be operated right- or left-handed. These include the 2-position safety, the magazine release, the bolt release and charging handle and the case-ejection selector, which determines whether spent brass is ejected to the right or left.

The flip-up backup sights that come standard on the ARX100 are also versatile, offering an easily-adjustable diopter system ranged from 100 to 800 yards. The barrel is also easily replaceable in seconds, making is possible to use different lengths and calibers without any tools required.

Lastly, the folding stock is adjustable for length of pull at the touch of a button, using a simple and rugged telescopic construction.”

As you can see, Harry Reid isn’t interested in stopping what he calls the ‘extreme’ activities of the two groups – rather it’s all about the money and the power.

Four Senate Gun Control Bills on Tap

The U.S. Senate plans to vote tomorrow on four gun-control bills as part of a Justice Department spending bill. This vote is so important to Progressives that Presidential candidate and current Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders will be casting his first Senate votes since January.

One bill from Senator John Cornyn would require that law enforcement be alerted when anyone on the terror watch list attempts to buy a weapon from a licensed dealer. If the buyer’s been investigated for terrorism within the past five years, the attorney general could block a sale for up to three days while a court reviews the sale.

Another popularly known as the “no-fly, no-buy” amendment from Senator Dianne Feinstein would allow the attorney general to deny a gun sale to anyone if she has a ‘reasonable belief’ that the buyer is likely to engage in terrorism. ‘Reasonable belief’ is a lesser standard than ‘probable cause.’

An amendment by Senator Chris Murphy would close the “gun show loophole” by requiring every gun purchaser to undergo a background check, and to expand the background check database. And finally, an amendment authored by Senator Chuck Grassley would make it more difficult to add mentally ill people to the background check database, giving people suspected of serious mental illness a process to challenge that determination.

All four bills must first gain at least 60 votes to overcome procedural hurdles before heading to debates and final votes. And lastly, to prove that the elites in Congress are hungry for more power and control, none of these four proposals would have stopped the Orlando terrorist from buying his weapons had they been in place – and it is even more doubtful that any of them will halt a future attack.

We are living in dangerous times, not only from possible terror, but also from further encroachment upon our God-given civil liberties.

We Are Governmental Slaves

The U.S. national debt has exceeded $19 trillion, more than $58,000 for each person who lives in the U.S. today including children. The main culprit behind the rising deficits and debt is growing federal spending — especially among Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.

Furthermore, the Congressional Budget Office projects that outlays will grow from $3.7 trillion to $6.4 trillion in 2026. Moreover, spending growth’s expected to outpace economic growth, growing from 20.7 percent of gross domestic product to 23.1 percent of GDP by 2026.

Deficits will reach the trillion-dollar level by 2022 and continue growing from there. In total, the federal government’s projected to rack up an additional $9.4 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade and that the debt will be $26.3 trillion by the end of the decade.

We Now Have One Party Rule

Here’s why I keep saying that there is no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats. House Speaker Paul Ryan told the HuffPo regarding Donald Trump’s claim that he’d ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.:

“That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about. On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely, I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers.”

Oddly – though he claims he would sue ‘any president,’ — he has yet to ‘sue’ President Obama with regard to his federal overreach. Unfortunately, it seems more and more that we have a one party ruling class — and then we have Trump.

There are at least 76 times Obama has unlawfully overreached his executive powers, so we’re waiting Mr. Speaker for you to act.

The Wall in Between

The man, who killed 49 Americans at a Orlando nightclub, came from a network of radical mosques shielded from federal investigators. FBI agents were helpless to stop the terrorist because of constraints imposed on them by the Obama administration.

Since 2012, Department of Homeland Security has routinely shut down investigations over concerns for the civil rights of the individuals or organizations. These restrictions were officially published in “The FBI Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.”

The guidelines say:

“Extremist speech rarely is [consequential enough for an investigation] unless it incites imminent lawless activity or constitutes a true threat…”

“FBI training must emphasize the protection of civil rights and civil liberties … [a suspects’s] mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a determination that the associated individual is acting in furtherance of the organization’s illicit objective(s)…”

“[FBI] Training must focus on behavioral indicators that have a potential nexus to terrorist or criminal activity, while making clear that religious expression, protest activity, and the espousing of political or ideological beliefs are constitutionally protected activities that must not be equated with terrorism or criminality absent other indicia of such offenses…”

“Relevant training material and feedback must be solicited from other agencies or FBI audiences who have received training, and when feasible, feedback should be solicited from knowledgeable community partners [including Islamic political groups].”

Along with the guidelines, officials purged the words “jihad,” “Muslim,” “Islam,” “caliphate,” “Muslim Brotherhood,” “al Qaeda” and “Shariah.” This all began in 2009 when officials decided to delete or change several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS.)

Officials also deleted 67 critical documents related to a Islamic terror network connected through a system of mosques throughout the U.S. linked. National security and law enforcement agencies were also ordered to reach out to Muslim political activists (like The Council on American–Islamic Relations or CAIR) and include them in the investigative process.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to blame the ‘gun.’

Selling Our Security

Iran says it’s reached a deal to buy passenger planes from U.S. plane maker Boeing, contingent upon the approval of Congress.  Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, with revenues expected to surge past $96 billion this year.

“Follow the money” is a common refrain about political activity and Boeing is a major GOP donor.  For the 2014 campaign cycle, the company gave about 60 percent of its whopping $3,250,000 in donations to the GOP

Republican leadership colluded with the White House and congressional Democrats to enact a law — the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act — that guaranteed Obama would be authorized to lift sanctions against Iran. The rigged law authorizes President Obama to lift sanctions while blocking any resolution of congressional disapproval.

It is so fatiguing to watch the so-called ‘elite’ in Washington D.C. sell our nations security as they line their personal pockets.

Another Failed Gun Narrative

Once again the same-stream Progressive media’s got it wrong and as usual the anti-gunners swallow every drop of the pabulum that’s being spoon fed to the American public:

  • “AR-15 Rifle Used in Orlando Massacre Has Bloody Pedigree,” an NBC News headline reads.
  • “Orlando Shooting Puts Spotlight on AR-15 Rifle,” Newsweek declared.
  • The Washington Post offered, “The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting.”

The radical Islamic terrorist didn’t actually use an AR-15 to carry out the insidious at a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. He was armed with a Sig Sauer MCX carbine.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina initially described the weapon as an “AR-15-style assault rifle” but press outlets ran with the classification, dropping “style” from the description. This of course, will make no difference at all to the polimedia, who don’t particularly care about factual accuracy and who likely wouldn’t be able to tell an AR-15 from a toaster oven if their lives depended on it.

Where Are the Progressive Protestors?

Last June, a murderer walked into a Charleston South Carolina church and killed nine people. Shortly after photos began surfacing on the Internet of gunman with a Confederate flag.

Confederate flags were immediately pulled off store shelves and removed Internet retail sites. Progressives also began defacing statutes and other historic monuments, forcing some to be removed entirely.

So now, following the murders of 50 people at the hands of an American-born Islamic Jihadi, will those same Progressives begin calling for mosques to be torn down? Will they begin defacing them is the officialdom doesn’t move fast enough for them? Will there be protests and will they burn the ISIS flag? Will they protests at all?

Nope.

Instead Progressives are calling for ‘tolerance and understanding,’ thus proving once again that not all violent activities against American citizens are equal. It also goes to show that they don’t care about all peoples – only those that fit their agenda.

Black lives matter — but Gay lives — not so much to Progressives.

Understanding the Lord’s Prayer

As our Jewish friends around the nation celebrate Shavuot, I got to thinking about the Lord’s Prayer. It’s possibly the most well-known and recited set of verses in the bible and can be found in Matthew 6:9-13.

Unfortunately, it may also be the least understood set of verses as it’s offered up so often by memory. Rarely is it taught — especially in more formalized gatherings of the body of Christ — that the Lord’s Prayer is but a model demonstrating how we are to pray to our Heavenly Father.

“Our Father, who art in heaven” teaches us who to address in prayer. “Hallowed be thy name” calls us to respect and to humility, and is a reminder that we are to worship and revere God as he is holy.

“Thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as in heaven” reminds us to pray in alignment with Gods will and not jus’ our own selfish desires. “Give us this day our daily bread” encourages us to ask God to meet our daily needs and serves to remind us theat worry is an unnecessary action.

“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us” reminds us to confess our wrongs to God and to also forgive others as we’ve been forgiven by God. And in conclusion to the Lord’s Prayer, “And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” is a plea for help in achieving victory over our shortcomings, moral failures and against the evil that resides in this world.

Often this prayer is ended with an “Amen, which simply means meaning ‘so be it.’ Also, and though it is not believed to be a part of original biblical text, there are some denominations which add a short praise line known as a doxology, “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.”

When Law Violates Law

“Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all.” — Maximilien Robespierre

So goes Proposition 47, also known as the ‘Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.’ It’s a referendum passed by voters of California in 2014.

It categorized several ‘nonviolent’ felonies into  misdemeanors. By the following year, San Diego’s police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, had come to describe Prop 47 as “a virtual get-out-of-jail-free card.”

She also expressed concern about the criminals who exploit Proposition 47 to commit crimes.

For example, one criminal in San Bernardino brought a calculator into a store to avoid stealing more than $950 worth of goods, while another man in Palm Springs was caught with a stolen gun valued at $625. Police reports show that when the arresting officer explained he would not be taken to jail but given a ticket he reacted, “But I had a gun. What is wrong with this country?”

Good question. Prop 47 does nothing to protect the owner of the property being stolen and that’s where “the inalienable right of man” is being violated.

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads in part, “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

You Are What You Eat

No doubt that at some point in your life you’ve heard someone say, “That baby is so cute I could eat them up.” Well, be careful what you wish for as a number of famous companies including Pepsi, Sanofi Pasteur, Nestle, Glaxo smithkline, Kraft, Amgen, Cadbury Adams, Genetech, Merck, Neocutis are working with California-based Semonyx using tissue from aborted babies to make flavor additives in processed foods and other products.

They include:

All Pepsi soft drinks
Sierra Mist soft drinks
Mountain Dew soft drinks
Mug root beer and other soft drinks
No Fear beverages
Ocean Spray beverages
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Tazo beverages
AMP Energy beverages
Aquafina water
Aquafina flavored beverages
DoubleShot energy beverages
Frappuccino beverages
Lipton tea and other beverages
Propel beverages
SoBe beverages
Gatorade beverages
Fiesta Miranda beverages
Tropicana juices and beverages
All coffee creamers
Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles
Black Jack chewing gum
Bubbaloo bubble gum
Bubblicious bubble gum
Chiclets
Clorets
Dentyne
Freshen Up Gum
Sour Cherry Gum
Sour Apple Gum
Stride
Trident
Sour Cherry Blasters
Fruit Mania
Bassett’s Liquorice
Maynards Wine Gum
Swedish Fish
Swedish Berries
Juicy Squirts
Original Gummies
Fuzzy Peach
Sour Chillers
Sour Patch Kids
Mini Fruit Gums
Certs breath mints
Halls Cough Drops
Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
Bio-Serum Lumiere
Bio Restorative Skin Cream
MMR II
ProQuad
Varivax
Pentacel
Vaqta
Havrix
Twinrix
Zostavax
Imovax
Pulmozyme
Enbrel

And here you’ve been bitching about all the genetically modified foods introduced into our unsuspecting world. Welcome to ‘Soylent Green.”

My Challenge to Me

Recently, I issued a challenge to myself to post more patriotic items than news items on Facebook:

“Over the weekend, somewhere between a silly thousand foot water slide and the excessively loud roar of thundering motorbikes, I came to realize that we don’t need more ‘news feeds’ to worsen or moods — we need “feeds of patriotic encouragement.” And we need them from one another because neither the government nor the media can or will do it for us.”

Unfortunately, I forgot that patriotic fervor is useless when we don’t know or understand why we feel about our nation as we do. Such enthusiasm is nothing more than nationalism as those in the Progressive party like to express it.

That patriotic devotion that beats within your breast and mine is good for the nation – and bad for the Statist. The only way we can avoid this Progressive pitfall is through educating each other.

Not only must we know and understand our history beyond our founding documents and their authors, we must know what is happening in our lives now. If we study each at the same time, we are sure to see how we have slipped from our mantle of greatness into a debauched society.

Furthermore, we will see the narrow path and the wide gate which leads the way back to being that shining city on the hill once again.

The Battle for Nevada Cities

The U.S. Marines and Chinese forces faced off four months before the end of the Korean War in a battle that’s considered among of the bloodiest of the Korean War. For five days, beginning March 26, 1953, the Chinese army launched wave after wave of attacks on the Nevada Cities complex.

The complex included outposts named Vegas, Reno and Carson and were manned by elements of the 1st Marine Division. The complex got its name after Lieutenant Colonel Tony Caputa was overheard saying “it’s a gamble if we can hold them.”

A rifle platoon of 40 Marines and two Hospital Corpsmen manned each outpost. Over 250-yards of trench line surrounded each position, ranging from four to eight-feet in depth followed by two parallel lines of barbed wire laid beyond the trench works.

Earlier on the day of the 26th, and by chance, Marine tanks and artillery had been positioned along the Main Line of Resistance (MLR) to support an infantry raid to destroy Chinese bunkers scheduled for the next morning, designated “Operation Clambake.” The MLR in this case was the roughly along the same 38th Parallel, which separates South and North Koreas.

Small arms and machine gun fire erupted from the Chinese positions against the Marines’ position atop Vegas at 7 p.m. This was followed by 15 minutes of mortar and artillery fire on the Marines’ rear areas and supply routes along the MLR.

Ten minutes after attacking the rear area over 3,500 Chinese soldiers swarmed towards the three outposts. Marine artillery responded to the attacks, however overwhelming Chinese numbers forced the Marines to abandon Vegas’ outer ring of less easily defended trenches.

Within 40 minutes much of the communication between Vegas and 1st Battalion Command Post had been lost and by 7:50 p.m., more than 100 Chinese soldiers occupied the lower trenches of outpost Vegas. Finally, at 11:57 p.m., all communications was lost with Vegas and all the Marines still there were either killed or captured.

By the fifth hour of combat, the Chinese attack had been somewhat successful. They had captured Vegas and Reno and Marine reinforcements to those outposts had been thwarted, yet Carson was still controlled by the Marines.

Shortly after midnight of the 27th, the Marines made an effort to recapture Vegas, but the lead platoon only managed to get close enough to confirm that Vegas was in enemy hands and by three in the morning, the remaining Marine elements had fallen back to the MLR.

After the Marines abandoned their initial attempts to fight their way to Vegas, observation planes were sent in to direct fire for both ground artillery and Marine and U.S. Air Force aircraft. This fire began at nine a.m. and was directed at Chinese artillery located behind their front lines as well as Chinese fortifications atop Vegas.

This was followed shortly afterwards by an assault by the Marines; however, they never reached their objective, pulling back with only nine able-bodied Marines remaining. At the same time, a company of Marines found itself pinned down along the lower slopes of Vegas.

With the help of air support, it took the Marines four-hours to gain control of the lower slopes of Vegas. Thirteen minutes later the Marines had “gone over the top” of the outpost’s hill, gaining control by 1:22 p.m. and securing the outpost by 3 p.m.

That night, an hour or so before midnight, with more than 200 wounded Marines being treated at a makeshift hospital on the slope of Vegas, it was learned that the Chinese were gathering for massive charge. Armed with as many grenades as they could carry, wounded Marines threw the explosives down the slope slowing the Chinese attack.

For two more days the Chinese continued to try and take back Vegas. The attacks eventually came to a stop on March 30 as Marine artillery pounded Chinese positions.

The Battle for Nevada Cities was over.

In the end the Marines lost nearly 70-percent of their total strength with 1,015 casualties including those killed, missing or wounded. Chinese losses included over 6,500 killed, wounded and captured.

The Illegality of Running Mates

We no longer have an understanding of our electoral system and it has been like this since Dwight Eisenhower was in office. The 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution instructs us on how the vice-president is to have a separate election from the presidential election:

“The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.”

Instead, we now have both the office of president and the vice-president running on the same ticket as ‘running mates.’ This is further worsened by the very fact that the vice-presidential candidate’s selection isn’t through the electoral college,  but rather by a political party, which are actually a private corporations.

Georgiana Pomeroy’s Bible

Since I was in town, I stopped at local book store to have a look around. As I drifted aimlessly from one section to another, looking, pausing to pull an interesting looking tome from the shelf, I discovered a book that appeared out of place.

1875 Holly Bible 001

Upon a closer examination it was a Holy Bible tucked between two larger volumes on the history of World War II. The binding was stiff, so I opened it as gently a possible to have a look at the title page:

1875 Holly Bible 004

Continuing to leaf through it I also located an extremely faded inscription, written in leaded-pencil. The writing is a beautiful and delicate cursive, that is typical of previous generations and which reads:

1875 Holly Bible 002

Deeper still inside the bible, between the end of the Old Testament and the start of the New Testament, are two pages labeled with the heading of ‘Family Record.’ On each page are the subheadings, ‘Marriages,’ ‘Births,’ and ‘Deaths.’

Under the marriage subheading it reads:

1875 Holly Bible 005

Under births:

1875 Holly Bible 006

And finally, under deaths:

1875 Holly Bible 007

In the back of the Bible, on the insert is written in ink, the inscription:

001

An Internet search shows that Georgiana Pomeroy was born in 1862 in Canada. U.S census records show that between July 1870 and June 1880, she lived at 190 Curtis Street in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado, with her father Thomas, stepmother and brother Richard.

A 1904 book, edited by John Thomas Brown, states that Thomas was instrumental in the founding of the Central Christian Church of Denver in 1871. A year later, this church disbanded and the Church at Denver was formed two years later, again under the direction of Thomas.

Those services were held over a saloon and that necessitated a new sanctuary. By 1874, the church had built a new place of worship, complete with a baptistery.

It was there that on April 23, 1874, that the first baptisms within the Church at Denver took place – including “Miss Georgie Pomeroy,” Thomas’ daughter. The same book also mentions a “Mrs. Ann Pomeroy,” whose name is written in under deaths.

Still known as the Central Christian Church at Denver, this much-storied and historical ‘body of Christ’ can be found at 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive.  And you know I’d love to return this cherished bible to the family should they want it.

In the Spectrum

“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” — Revelation 13:16-17

For years we’ve allowed our pets to be microchipped through a massive program backed by a federal push. Oddly, the SPCA of Northern Nevada is next door to the Regional Emergency Operation Center on Spectrum Blvd., in Reno.

There is nothing nefarious about the two agencies being side-by-side – it’s simply an observation. However, the term ‘spectrum’ comes from the process of regulating the use of radio frequencies for ‘social benefit,’ and microchips are little more than a tiny radio transmitter.

A recent NBC News report is now promoting the idea that since microchipping our pets is a good idea, we should be doing it to our children as well. According to the report, they say that the public will accept microchips as easily as we accept bar codes on consumer items.

When bar codes first came out in the late 1960s, people were fearful of them because they didn’t understand how they worked, but now it’s so commonplace, we don’t even think about them as we shop. If history repeats, it will go from being technology adopted for its ‘convenience and safety’ to mandatory – or else.

Eleven States Sue the Federal Government

Eleven states are suing the federal government over the Obama administration’s directive for transgender students’ bathroom use. The order, telling schools to let students use bathrooms based on gender identity, runs “roughshod over common-sense policies protecting children,” according to the lawsuit.

The Justice Department said in 2014 that discrimination against transgender people was barred under federal laws that prevent discrimination based on sex. The administration has also pointed to a recent federal appeals court ruling in Richmond, Virginia that buttressed that view.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency is reviewing the complaint, and added, “the federal government has strong legal foundations to uphold the civil rights of transgender Americans.”

The lawsuit is the latest front in a battle over the rights of transgender people, which erupted when North Carolina passed a law on March 23 requiring transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate. North Carolina and the Obama administration then filed dueling lawsuits over the state’s bathroom law, in a legal case that may settle for good the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgender people.

The states – including the eleven in this case — must stop asking the King’s Court for the authority to rule against the King! After all as the 10th Amendment clearly states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We are a union of free and independent states and it is time our representatives started acting like it! It’s time to tell our King and his Court to go ‘pound sand.’

Principles Above Personality

Chris Kyle, the subject of ‘American Sniper’ is again being accused of embellishing his military record. According to ‘The Intercept’ (an online Progressive news site,) Kyle exaggerated the number of honors he received.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”

Murdered by a fellow military veteran after leaving the service, Kyle supposedly embellished his military record claims the report.  It goes on to say that during his 11 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned only one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor.

While I’m not looking to drag a true American hero’s name through the mud, this serves as a perfect example of why it is important to place principles above personality. Whether he did or didn’t exaggerate doesn’t matter – men and women are fallible while articles of faith, like the 10 Commandments, and natural law are not.

Legally, There is No Such Thing as a Federal Death Penalty

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will seek the death penalty for the suspect in the June 2015 Charleston Church Shootings. Dylann Roof is charged in the South Carolina attack that killed nine people.

“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

While I personally believe in the death penalty, it is not within the U.S. Constitutional authority of the DOJ.  That power is reserved in this case only to the state in which this crime was committed.

Reasonably Be Consumed

It is stuff like this leaves my blood boiling. In yet another federal overreach, we are seeing our God-given sovereignty and liberties eroded and not one federal representative has a single word to say against such encroachment.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 10

Docket No. FDA-2004-N-0258 (formerly Docket No. 2004N-0456)

RIN 0910-AF23

Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to define a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; update, modify, and establish several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); amend the label serving size for breath mints; and make technical amendments to various aspects of the serving size regulations. We are taking this action to provide consumers with more accurate and up to date information on serving sizes

DATES: Effective date: The final rule becomes effective on July 26, 2016.

Compliance date: The compliance date of this final rule is July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales, and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales. See Section IV, Effective and Compliance Dates, for more detail.

The federal government does not have the power nor the authority to make such rulings.  Regulations like these are far worse than those established by King George III which brought his subjugated colonies to war against Great Britain thus birthing the United States.  When shall we tire of this illegal and illegitimate federal monarchy and take back our rightful authority and power over it?

It is time for the state’s to say no to such overreaching. As for me — I shall eat until I’m full and should I desire — until I make myself ill and I will allow no federal monarchy to interfere in my private activities!

Slow Lines and Missed Flights to Cost Taxpayers

Back in September 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was accused of colluding to create traffic jams by closing lanes at a main toll plaza for the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The same-stream Progressive media jumped on the story claiming the resulting lines of backed-up traffic were a result of a political vendetta.

However that same branch of the Progressive movement in the U.S. has yet to connect the dots between the recent refunding of one federal agency and the inconveniences it has caused over the past couple of years. This is because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the federal government wants put forth.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received final Congressional approval for its request to re-allocate $34 million funds to increase security officers at airport security checkpoints. The refunding comes as lines grow longer at security checkpoints and both passengers and airlines complain to Congress about the number of missed flights.

For their part, the TSA claims that the number of passengers has increased nearly 12 percent since 2011, while the number of screeners has declined by 12 percent since the same time period. Obviously, long-lines, increased wait times and missed flights are more of a concern to Congress than the fact that the TSA not about keeping us safe from terrorists, but about keeping us in fear and under constant control.

Originally, the TSA was supposed to only be in airports for a two-year period beginning in 2003. After that the airport would be allowed to hire its own private security, replacing the TSA.

When the time period expired, several airports did remove the TSA. However as more and more airports joined the removal process, the agency decided not to leave, citing a Department of Justice notice that threatened to make the airspace above and around the facility into a ‘no-fly zone.’

So, in essence, we have one unconstitutional federal agency propping up another unconstitutional federal agency. Meanwhile, we also have the federal government claiming to control airspace around us and worse – Congress has done nothing about this since 2003.

Also, when you purchase a plane ticket you are now forced to nullify your Fourth Amendment right, thus allowing a warrantless search of your person, papers and property. This all makes no sense once you realize that a private plane leaving the same airport as any commercial airliner is not subject to the same illegal screenings rules, meaning anything and anyone can be aboard that unscreened private plane.

We can criticize the alphabet agencies within the federal government all we want for this, but the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a complacent Congress which has willfully neglected it primary duty, which is to protect the U.S. Constitution. And it’s time to start calling out the members of Congress by name when they fail at their obligation.

In this case, lodge your complaints with Senator’s John Hoeven (R-ND) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH.)

Lukewarm

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” 

— Revelation 3:15-17 (NIV)

Lukewarm water is disgusting to drink. Unfortunately, America has become like lukewarm water because it no longer stands for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and this indifference has led to apathy.

All across this nation there are people who believe that their material wealth and the number of personal possessions they own are a sign of God’s blessings. However by openly neglecting to stand for God before money or things, the U.S. has become hardened and self-satisfied and is now destroying itself.

Our wealth, our luxury and ease of life has left us complacent and vulnerable not only to outside forces, but extremely ripe for destruction from within. God is going to discipline this once great nation for our indifference towards Him and we should be fearful of His wrath.

The Redemption of Ridenhour

Ridenhour slid from the bar stool and stumbled outside onto the sidewalk. The street was empty and the early morning air bit into his exposed face as he staggered homeward.

He had become the town drunk in less than three years. That was the same amount of time he’d spent trying to drown his sorrow without success.

The Lady Luck was promising – the dirt the five men had pulled from the 300 foot shaft showed a lot of color. While they’d struck a silver vein, they’d also tapped into a gold ledge running parallel with the vein.

For nearly five months they toiled to bring out the dirt and rock for their three-piston stamp mill. They knew they were on the verge of striking it rich – that’s when disaster struck.

A massive collapse left four of the five men buried at the end of the tunnel. Only Ridenhour survived and he was now certain that it was more of a mistake then luck on his part.

He had returned to the small shack that doubled as an office and storage. Ridenhour had forgotten to call his wife Sally before heading into the mine.

But that was three years ago. And now Ridenhour had nothing left — no wife and no home save the small shack that remained a couple of hundred yards from the Lady Luck’s entrance.

Ridenhour wanted nothing more than to flop down on the rusty metal framed bed with its lump-filled and odor-ridden mattress to sleep off yet another drunk. But it wasn’t to be.

Noise and voices disturbed his unfit sleep. And by the time he pulled his boots on and made it outside the sun had already been up an hour.

Amassed near the mines gaping mouth was a collection of official cars and trucks. The town’s police chief, the county sheriff and his deputies and every fire truck in the region.

Ridenhour considered returning to his uncomfortable bed but curiosity got the better of him and he decided to walk over and find out what was going on.

Perhaps it was out of memory or some sort of premonition but Ridenhour grabbed his hard hat with its carbide battery lamp before heading to where several of the towns people had gathered to watch the goings-on.

He leaned more than stood as he listened. The state patrol car was nearly the perfect height for him to rest against as the world still lost its equilibrium form time-to-time.

Though he mind was still heavily laced with booze from the all-night and early morning bender, he understood that a child had disappeared from her backyard and her foot steps lead into the long-unused tunnel. And now those in charge were determining the best approach to entering the ink-black opening without getting and of the rescuers injured or killed.

Ten minutes passed, then half an hour, followed by more than 45 minutes and still not a single rescuer had started into the mine. It became too much for Ridenhour to witness.

“Well, enough of this crap!” he said aloud though no one was listening to him, “I ain’t waiting’ ‘round for this damned hole to take another soul!”

Without permission or intervention, Ridenhour walked the few steps from the hood of the car he’d been leaning against and into the darkness of the once prosperous mine. As he did, he donned his helmet and switched the headlamp on – disappearing into the ink-like blackness.

Behind him he heard the angry and concerned shouts of disapproval. But he knew that there was very little they could do to stop him, so he ignored the threats of arrest and physical abuse from the group of would-be rescuers.

Much of his drunk wore off within minutes of his decision to take action. It was the clearest his mind – his soul – had felt since the collapsed killed his friends, co-workers and employees.

Moving carefully between the rough-hewn walls, he felt a real sense of purpose for the first time in ages. He knew this mine, this deadly Lady Luck, and he had grown determined not to allow it to take even one more life than it already had.

Soon he found who he was looking for: the small girl-child, huddled against the far wall near the collapse, an unlit candle in her hand. At first she didn’t move as his lamp’s light broke across her face.

Her deep blue eyes seemed unfocused and her cheeks had the rosiness of carbon monoxide poisoning. This gave Ridenhour a pause as he feared the worst.

That fear lasted but a second as the child jumped up and ran to him. Without hesitation he scooped her in his arms and turned back towards the entrance.

Minutes later the pair emerged from the old mine shaft to shouts of joy and happiness. He placed the child in the arms of her waiting mother and continued heading towards the shack.

“What’s the big idea risking that girl’s life by walking in there like that?!” barked the sheriff.

“Got tired of waiting for you pansies to go in and get her!” he hollered without looking back, “Besides, I still gotta bit of drunk to sleep off!”

The Fallacy of the ‘Federal Abortion Law’

This is a great learning moment that came shortly after I posted this ‘news item’ to my Facebook page:

“Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a bill criminalizing abortion procedures in the state. The bill would penalize anyone found to have performed an abortion with up to three years in prison and revoke the licenses of doctors who take part unless done to save the mother. Governor Mary Fallin has not said whether she’ll sign the bill into law.”

My friend Judy responded, “I’m all for less abortion, but that seems a little extreme.”

A while later another friend named Amy chimed in, “I agree with Judy. Also, how can a state law ignore federal law???”

My response wasn’t to address the states action about what’s considered ‘extreme.’ Rather I pointed out the true fallacy:

“The federal law doesn’t exist constitutionally. It is instead simply an opinion made by the SCOTUS, but never enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Finally, the power is left to the states because of the 10th Amendment which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.””

Obama’s Executive Overreach is Tyranny

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new regulation that increases the salary threshold for paid overtime from less than $455 per week to $913 per week. Currently, salaried workers are only entitled to overtime pay if they make less than $23,660 annually.

Employees who earn yearly salaries of $47,476 or less will be entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The new rule takes effect December 1, 2016, after that, companies will be watched and audited to make sure they are in compliance.

The Obama administration also took the step of ensuring the threshold will be updated automatically, every three years, by indexing it to salary growth in the lowest income region of the country. Also for the first time, the rule will allow bonuses and incentive payments to count toward up to 10-percent of the new salary level.

This new Labor Department policy should be challenged because the Executive branch, to which the DOL belongs, does not have the power to create employee compensation regulations. And while the federal government has often usurped powers not delegated to it via the Legislative branch, in this case, Congress did not pass any legislation expanding the conditions under which employers would be required to pay overtime to their employees.

This new rule came after a memorandum from Obama directing it to do so. Therefore, instead of executing a law passed by Congress, the president effectively legislated by executive memorandum.

Obama took this action despite the fact that the Constitution mandates that all legislative power be vested in the Congress as directed in the 10th Amendment, which reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States [i.e., the federal government] by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Reading through the Constitution from beginning to end, no language is found that even remotely suggests that any branch of the federal government has the power to regulate salaries or any other part of the relationship between the employer and employee. That authority’s reserved to the states and to the people.

Shame on Congress for failing to act against such tyranny.

The Constitutional Problems of ‘Interpretation,’ Opinion’ and ‘Bureaucracy’

We to start calling our Congressmen and women ‘Representatives’ because they ‘only represent us,’ they are not our Lords and Masters, that the supreme Court IS a branch of government, subject to checks and balances, to the dismissal of judges, that ‘supreme’ at the front of their office is an adjective while Court is the noun, and they only issue rulings in the form of opinion and NOT law, that the Senate follows the House of Representatives in the formation of bills and budgets, and that the Executive Branch doesn’t have unlimited power, and that it is the people through the states that has delegated power to the three branches of federal government and that delegation can be withdrawn at anytime.

Further, a Progressive education system and the Progressive media have pushed the idea that the U.S. Constitution is an outdated document, which simply isn’t true. Here is an overly simplified breakdown of the first 10 amendments that give us liberties that no one can take away from us:

Free speech, freedom to worship (or not worship) in the religion of our choice, the right to gather and peacefully protest, the right to ask the government to make right an unconstitutional action; a free press; the right to protect yourself from anyone or thing that threatens you, your family or community (and that specifically means the government); not to be forced into having soldiers (or law enforcement) living in or using your home as a base of operation; the right not to be searched physically, electronically or by any other means unless a lawful warrant has been issued; not be held against your will unless you’re charged; your property cannot be taken from you without a trial or without fair compensation; you can’t be tried twice for the same crime; you get a quick trial and that trial cannot be held in secret; you can take anyone to court — including the federal government — if the offense is for more than $20, and that ruling once entered, cannot be overturned; you can’t be given a bail that is so high that you can’t pay it; you can’t be whipped, tortured, chained up or anything else as punishment for a crime; no one can be denied a liberty that is in the Constitution; and if the Constitution doesn’t say the federal government has authority over it, then it belongs to the state and this include marriage, transportation, roads, healthcare, schools, drug enforcement, etc.

Sadly, many of these liberties have been quietly stripped from away through acts of unlawfulness which include ‘interpretation,’ opinion’ and willful ‘bureaucracy.’

Supreme Court Creates Itself a New Authority

The supreme Court is seeking a compromise that allows religious non-profits who argue that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate violates religious freedom, to opt out of coverage while guaranteeing free birth control for employees. They’re doing this by not making a decision but by sending the challenges to the contraception mandate back to the lower courts.

And while the Progressive media is framing this a ‘win’ for the non-profits, what they’re avoiding telling us — or are too ignorant to understand — is that the supreme Court doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to form compromises. Section 1 vests the judicial power of the United States in federal courts, requires a supreme court, allows inferior courts, requires good behavior tenure for judges, and prohibits decreasing the salaries of judges:

“The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”

So in essence, while the non-profits are off the hook for the time being, “We the People” lost yet another bit of liberty as the judiciary continues it’s plodding toward a complete oligarchy.

Altars and Sacred Stones

Sometimes the Lord lays a message on my heart in odd ways. With this one, it came through a friend who felt prompted to share Hosea 10:1-4 with me.

The New International Version reads: 1 Israel was a spreading vine; he brought forth fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred stones.

2 Their heart is deceitful, and now they must bear their guilt. The Lord will demolish their altars and destroy their sacred stones.

3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the Lord. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?”

4 They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.”

It’s hard for me to read this and not come away thinking of the United States of America. Though the text says “Israel,” it can easily be replaced with “U.S.,” and that makes it all the more frightening.

Like a vine, the U.S. has steadily grown in its greatness. However, because of our greatness, we’ve also grown arrogant, thinking we are both our creator and the created, that our success has been our own doing, eliminating God from the equation of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Altars,” and “sacred stones?” Simply put, those are the things we worship, that we have placed ahead of God in our daily lives and the lack of acknowledgement we give Him by continually ignore His promptings because we think life is good and we don’t need Him.

Then there’s the word “king,” which is not capitalized and can easily be changed to “leaders.” So it becomes easy to understand the parallel question, “But even if we had leaders, what could they do for us?”

That answer is simple — nothing. Our lives come from God, not man, no matter how powerful or affluent that person is.

Finally, we are left with the “many promises,” the “false oaths,” and “agreements” that bring “lawsuits.” This is where we stand today and it is only a matter of time before we will have to “bear…guilt.”

We were once a “plowed field,” formed over 225-years ago in a Godly way, that’s being choked by “poisonous weeds,” by Godless leaders that we commanded into position.

Title XI Has Nothing to Do With Transgender

Our federal government has decided to issue a letter of guidance to our public school’s on transgender access to bathrooms. The joint letter from the education and justice departments was sent to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure all students “can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.”

Realize that while they can ‘issue’ such a letter, it carries absolutely no authority. This is yet another example of federal overreach through the Executive Branch as yet another couple of bureaucratic and unconstitutional cabinets move to usurp power and authority from the Legislative Branch. However, time and again Title XI keeps getting tossed into the mix as if it has any real bearing in the issue of transgenderism and school bathrooms.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” [Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681–1688]

The first person to introduce Title IX in Congress was its author and chief Senate sponsor, Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana. At the time, Bayh was working on a number of issues related to women’s rights, including the Equal Rights Amendment.

As they were having some difficulty getting the ERA out of committee, the Higher Education Act of 1965 was on the floor for reauthorization, and on February 28, 1972, Bayh introduced the ERA’s equal education provision as an amendment.

In his remarks Bayh said, “We are all familiar with the stereotype of women as pretty things who go to college to find a husband, go on to graduate school because they want a more interesting husband, and finally marry, have children, and never work again. The desire of many schools not to waste a ‘man’s place’ on a woman stems from such stereotyped notions. But the facts absolutely contradict these myths about the ‘weaker sex’ and it is time to change our operating assumptions.”

“While the impact of this amendment would be far-reaching”, Bayh concluded, “it is not a panacea. It is, however, an important first step in the effort to provide for the women of America something that is rightfully theirs—an equal chance to attend the schools of their choice, to develop the skills they want, and to apply those skills with the knowledge that they will have a fair chance to secure the jobs of their choice with equal pay for equal work.”

Bayh said absolutely nothing about ‘transgender,’ though his bill did state ‘sex,’ which is defined biologically defined by the presence of the XX (female) or the XY (male) genotype in somatic cells.

In 2014, guidelines were issued by the U.S. Department of Education stating that transgender students are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX, and instructing public schools to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in single-sex classes, so that a student who identifies as a transgender boy is allowed entry to a boys-only class, and a student who identifies as a transgender girl is allowed entry to a girls-only class. The memo states in part that “…students, including transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes, are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX. Under Title IX, a recipient generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in all aspects of the planning, implementation, enrollment, operation, and evaluation of single-sex classes.

There is nothing in the United States Constitution that gives the federal government the authority to delegate power to the federal Department of Education or the Department of Justice to create law or even the suggestion of it.

A Time to Act

Once again I have sent an email to my congressional Representative in Washington, D.C. You should do the same by letting your Representative in Congress know where you stand.

(If you agree with my position, please feel free to copy and paste, but remember to change the Rep’s name and yours too.)

Dear Representative Amodei:

Our federal government has decided to issue a letter of guidance to our public school’s on transgender access to bathrooms. The joint letter from the education and justice departments was sent to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure all students “can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.”

While I realize they can ‘issue’ such a letter, it carries absolutely no authority. This is yet another example of federal overreach through the Executive Branch as yet another couple of bureaucratic and unconstitutional cabinets move to usurp power and authority from the Legislative Branch.

Sir, you must act to stop this illegal activity. Thank you for your time and consideration in this urgent matter.

Tom Darby
Spanish Springs, Nevada

The time for action is NOW.

An Open Letter to Nevada’s Federal Representatives

So that you know that I’m not all smoke and no flame, here is the email I sent to each of Nevada’s federal Representatives. It became obvious during this ‘exercise in liberty,’ that they are using several methods of screening who reach out to them.

These methods include not having a ‘link ready’ email address on each of their congressional websites. Instead, each have a ‘contact’ button, where upon after entering it you are asked for you zip code with the ‘special four digit’ number.

If you do not have that four digit number, you must go to the official U.S. Postal Service website to enter your address and find out what that number might be. Honestly, it shouldn’t be this difficult.

Lastly, I learned rather abruptly that Representative Hardy of Nevada’s 4th District doesn’t want to hear from anyone outside his district. I entered my zip code, followed by those extra four digits, only to be informed I live outside his area of representation.

So, I called his office in Las Vegas and was told I couldn’t be helped, unless I wanted to relay my message telephonically or via the postal service. Opting to do neither, I called Hardy’s Washington office where the woman who answered the phone told me much the same thing – however offered to deliver my email to the Congressman through her work email.

I call that service, something our federal representatives see to not understand.

Here, now is my email to Representatives’ Dina Titus, Cresent Hardy, Joe Heck and Mark Amodei:

Why are you allowing the Executive Branch of government to usurp the Legislative Branch’s authority when it comes to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s threat to defund North Carolina?

The Executive Branch does not hold that power. That power is authorized only to the Legislative Branch via the people, and therefore the Legislative Branch doe not have the authority to delegate that power to the Executive Branch.

The federal overreach of the Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice must be halted. This responsibility falls to the House of Representatives as prescribed in Article I, section 7, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills,” and in Article I, section 9, clause 7, that further states, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Darby,

Spanish Springs, Nevada

(The note I added only to Representative Hardy’s email)

P.S. Your Congressional email system should serve all citizens, not simply the select few who live in the 4th District. It is a shame that I must rely on a staff member from your office to relay an email to you and not directly submit the same to you in person. Please convey my appreciation to Emily Moore for her assistance in this matter.

Thank you, TD

Media Censorship at any Level is a Danger

Look, everyone knows that Facebook censors Conservative stories in its ‘Trending Topics’ feed, though they deny it. They are a private company and can do with their product as they wish.

But what’s difficult to understand is how Congress has any oversight responsibilities towards this private social-media company. When South Dakota Republican Senator (and supposed Conservative) John Thune became a leading opponent of net neutrality, he made the case that any political interference in how the Internet operates is inherently unacceptable.

Now, he’s supporting the notion of Congress investigating how Facebook decides what to share in it’s feed –and that is a threat to free speech. Members of Congress and others may take issue with Facebook’s editorial decision-making, but the First Amendment leaves no room for Congress to investigate or otherwise insert itself into Facebook’s business.

It’s clear Congress has yet to learn the lesson it taught us when it authorized the 2008 federal take-over of car companies, banking institutions and the nation’s healthcare system.

Loretta Lynch, the Liar

Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch held a press conference announcing that the Department of Justice is suing the North Carolina about House Bill 2, signed into law March 23, 2016. Officially known as ‘An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations,’ and legislates that individuals may only use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.

Several times, Lynch lied as she spoke:

“In so doing, the legislature and the governor placed North Carolina in direct opposition to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity.”

The specific federal law she is citing is the 1964 Civil Rights Act’ which outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It does not include ‘gender identity,’ and ‘sex’ under this law is defined as biological at birth.

“While the lawsuit currently seeks declaratory relief, I want to note that we retain the option of curtailing federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina as this case proceeds.”

The Department of Justice, which falls under the Executive branch, does not have the authority to halt the funding of any establishment. That power is only given to the Congress, which is delegated to that body by the State’s and thus the people.

“And it’s about the founding ideals that have led this country – haltingly but inexorably – in the direction of fairness, inclusion and equality for all Americans.”

Those three words, ‘fairness, inclusion, equality,’ do not appear in the U.S. Constitution and therefore cannot be expressed as ‘founding ideals.’ Meanwhile, ‘life, liberty, happiness,’ do appear in the Declaration of Independence.

“And we saw it in the proliferation of state bans on same-sex unions intended to stifle any hope that gay and lesbian Americans might one day be afforded the right to marry. That right, of course, is now recognized as a guarantee embedded in our Constitution, and in the wake of that historic triumph, we have seen bill after bill in state after state taking aim at the LGBT community.”

For such a ‘right’ to be ‘embedded in our Constitution,’ it would first have to be passed by Congress and then ratified by the States. Instead, she is choosing to confuse a supreme Court opinion with an Article 5 activity that must first begin in the Legislative Branch and not the Judicial Branch.

“Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades. Others of you are still wondering how you can possibly live the lives you were born to lead. But no matter how isolated or scared you may feel today, the Department of Justice and the entire Obama Administration wants you to know that we see you; we stand with you; and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward.”

Finally, Lynch has no Constitutional understanding of her position within the federal government. She does not work for the DOJ or the Obama Administration as she contends. She is sworn to uphold and defend the entire U.S. Constitution, not create ‘new law’ protecting the rights of a singular population, but the rights of all.

Alabama Judge Suspended for Applying State Law

A state commission suspended Alabama supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, alleging he disregarded “clear law” when instructing state judges to ignore a U.S. supreme Court ruling “establishing nationwide same-sex marriage rights.” The current investigation comes after the commission received complaints about Moore’s actions from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC.)

The SPLC complains that Moore:

— advised state judges to violate a binding federal court order;
— repeatedly commented on pending cases;
— undermined the public’s confidence in the integrity of the judiciary by denigrating the federal courts and threatening to defy them;
— and improperly lent the prestige of his office to the Foundation for Moral Law, a private organization that his wife runs and that he founded.

It’s obvious from a statement made by SPLC President Richard Cohen, that the SPLC isn’t interested in the law, rather the so-called ‘law center’ is more interested in practicing social politics.

“Moore swore to uphold the United States Constitution,” Cohen said. “But he has demonstrated in the past, and now once again, that he is willing to put aside the law when it conflicts with his personal religious beliefs. He cannot be trusted to be an impartial arbiter of the law.”

Moore is simply trying to uphold the state’s law as marriage is a state issue and not a Federal issue as prescribe under the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

And not one federally elected or state official – who’ve also sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution – can be found in support of Moore, trying to protect him from what has turned into a Progressive policy witch hunt.

The Compatibility of the First Amendment and the Gospel

Admittedly, it was more than hard to continue to listen after I heard the preacher boast that the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment was incompatible with the Gospel. My first reaction was to simply drop the online feed and move on, but I didn’t as I hoped I would hear something I needed to hear aside from the preacher’s opinion.

Since then I have thought a lot about his comment and I’ve come to realize exactly how wrong his statement is on several levels.

First off, the preacher must not realize that without the protection of the First Amendment what he said to those gathered before him, would not have save him from a tyrannical government. And what about those who assembled? They too would have been in grave danger from that same tyrannical power, had not some protection been provided via the First Amendment.

Then there is the fact that his/their/our religious beliefs would not be safe under a repressive regime had the First Amendment not been written by God-fearing, Gospel-understanding men. It’s obvious that our Founders understood the distinctions between ‘natural law’ (God’s law), which are our civil liberties, and man’s inherent predatory nature to usurp power and hold sway over all others.

Yes, the First Amendment and the Gospel seem to be a strange pairing, however if one understands the message of the Gospel – which is simply expressed by our Christ in John 13:34 (NIV), “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another,” then the First Amendment as well as the following nine of God’s laws align in perfection to the Gospel. To say otherwise is to act as an agent of the Evil One.

Stonewall National Park — America’s First Gay Monument

The Obama Administration is planning the nation’s first monument to gay liberation, Stonewall National Park, in New York City. The designation will encompass the Stonewall Inn bar and Christopher Park, a piece of land across the street from the bar, and various parts of the surrounding neighborhood.

The National Park Service will name the area as historic jus’ in time for the city’s LGBTQABCDEFG pride celebration, which commemorates June 28, 1969 — the day corrupt cops raided Stonewall Inn only to be surprised by an intense rebellion by bar patrons and locals fed up with police harassment. Meanwhile thousands continue to die at the hands of a “JV team.”

Doesn’t it feel great to see our tax money and Obama’s priorities, both working for such a wonderful cause like ‘inclusiveness?’

Turning High-Speed into a Tax-Payer Boondoggle

A group whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein, has been awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of a “high-speed rail line” linking central California to Southern California. The Perini-Zachary-Parsons (PZP) bid was the lowest received from the five other groups participating in the bidding process.

Low is a relative term in this case because the project ultimately is to be footed by taxpayer monies. And you can bet because of his connection to a seated-Senator, Blum and crew had inside info on the other bids, thus they easily underbid them.

PZP’s bid $985,142,530 to build the first section of high-speed rail track that will tie Madera to Fresno, came in at a mere $35 million per mile. This doesn’t include the cost engines and cars, electrifying the route or land acquisition, of course.

Furthermore, the project will share tracks with conventional commuter rail trains, dropping its average speed to levels long bested by American railways more than a century ago. And in the end, will cost Californian’s twice what it’s budgeted at, take more than five hours to travel what takes less than an hour by air, and will have to charge much more than twice what airlines do for the trip.

This is how an unrestrained federal government operates – and how a state-turned-kingdom submits to its unbridled corruption, dressed up as a public-private partnership.

Reno Judge Booted for Opposing the Feds

The Declaration of Independence is filled with a list of grievances against King George III, including, “He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.”

Two-hundred and forty-years later, His Majesty, King Barack the Only is doing the same thing and once again his truest of subjects, the Republican controlled House and Senate are doing nothing to stop him.

Reno judge Robert Clive Jones has repeatedly clashed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals over the federal government’s continuous land grabs, gay marriage, and ballot and voting issues. Because of this — he’s been relegated to what’s called “senior status,” thus making him a part-time judge.

In a decades-long dispute between the government and the E. Wayne Hage family’s Pine Creek Ranch near Tonopah, Jones ruled in favor of the rancher. This and several of Jones’s high-profile decisions in recent years have been overturned by the 9th Circuit.

His rejection of same-sex marriage in Nevada in 2012 was reversed in 2014, as was his 2012 effort to pull “None of These Candidates” off Nevada ballots. Jones also was overturned in September 2015 when the 9th Circuit revived a lawsuit against the Nevada Health and Human Services Department over the issue of disenfranchising potential low-income and disabled voters.

Wasting no time following Jones demotion, A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, law professor has been nominated by President Obama for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. The Senate’s being asked to approve Anne Rachel Traum, whose been recommended by none other than Senator Harry Reid.

Traum is on leave from the William S. Boyd School of Law, while serving as special counsel in the U.S. Justice Department Office for Access to Justice. The ATJ’s mission, among other things is to ‘advance changes’ at both ‘the state and federal levels,’ where there is no Constitutional law to support either the DOJ or the ATJ.

How the White House responded to a Navy SEAL’s Death

Daesh (ISIS) fighters killed a U.S Navy SEALs in Iraq, in what’s being characterized as an “extremely heavy, extremely intense” firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said of the loss, “It is a combat death, of course and a very sad loss. It shows you the serious fight that we have to wage in Iraq.”

Meanwhile, back at the White House, what do you think the Obama administration’s focused on? The President’s impending visit to Flint, Michigan — where he’ll will stop at a food bank, take part in a roundtable about the towns ‘water crisis,’ speak to a crowd of 1,000 at a predominantly African-American high school and meet Little Miss Flint.

WH Spokesman Josh Earnest made no mention of the SEAL’s death until questioned. Not only did Earnest need to be asked about the incident before acknowledging it — the White House still refuses to classify the role of U.S. troops in Iraq as combat, instead preferring the euphemism, “dangerous work.”

While one might have hoped the Obama Administration would stray from its daily ‘self-promotion’ tour to acknowledge the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL without waiting to be asked — most Americans know where our brave men and women in uniform fit into Obama’s priorities.

America’s Real Oligarchy

The greatest assault on our liberties isn’t necessarily coming from the Executive or the Legislative branch. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t truly provide for ‘lifetime appointment’ of federal judges, but rather, as stated in Article 3, Section 1: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”

It is coming instead from the U.S. supreme Court. And yes, I did leave the word ‘supreme’ uncapitalized as ‘Supreme Court,’ is not a proper noun according to the U.S. Constitution; while ‘Court’ is the true proper noun, ‘supreme’ is merely an adjective.

Also, a judge can and should be removed from office if he or she fails to act with ‘good behavior,’ and this includes our supreme Court. Regardless of whether those who wrote the Constitution expected the supreme Court to attain the degree of authority it now holds, the Framers would be horrified by broad, autonomous power vested in lordship-like individuals for decades on end and their so-called ‘good behavior.’

In March of 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg heard an abortion suit stemming from a Texas law that she was openly critical of soon after it passed. In the 1980s and 1990s Justice Anthony Kennedy along with six of his colleagues accepted dozens of paid trips from West Publishing, a regular high court litigant whose arguments the justices often favored.

In 2011 the court handed down a 5-4 decision in a major class action suit, Wal-Mart v. Dukes, and Chief Justice Roberts voted with the majority that sided with the retail giant – even though earlier that year, three companies where Roberts owned as much as $450,000 worth of shares in filed pro-Wal-Mart “friend of the court,” or amicus, briefs. This amicus issue is not covered by the federal recusal statute, so Roberts was not required to sit out Wal-Mart.

In 2010, Justice Clarence Thomas voted in favor a striking down certain campaign finance laws around the time he attended a meeting organized by the Koch brothers, who are known for their vociferous opposition to such laws. In 2012 and 2015 Justice Elena Kagan did not step aside from cases related to the Affordable Care Act, though she helped craft its legal defense when working in the Obama White House.

Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito, along with Chief Justice Roberts have heard more than two dozen cases in the last few years, like Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Not surprisingly, the three have collectively sided with those companies nearly 70 percent of the time.

This is not ‘good behavior.’

As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1804, “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

Shutting Out the Nevada Voter

Nevada’s Senate Bill 499, signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval, took effect on October 1, 2015. Lawmakers behind the bill claim the goal was to increase ballot access for minor party candidates.

Unfortunately – and this was a known fact at the time – the opposite is true.

Here’s how the new law works: Voters in Washoe County’s District 4 — which includes Spanish Springs, Sparks and Wadsworth — have only two candidates running for the county commission seat, incumbent Vaughn Hartung and former state Senator Maurice Washington, both Republicans.

Nevada holds a primary on June 14, where candidates for state, county and local offices are cull ahead of the run-up to the general election in the November. This primary is in addition to the February caucuses where Republicans and Democrats picked who they want to represent them for president.

Democrats, independents and those registered with third parties will have no vote in the primary, yet the winner will be the only choice in the fall when those voters get a chance to take part. Under the old system, the two would have skipped the primary and been placed on the fall ballot where all registered voters would have a chance to pick between them.

Under the new system, the two will face off in the primary. The top vote-getter will be the only candidate listed on the fall ballot for WC-4 voters. In other words, Washington or Hartung will win and will represent all residents in District 4, even though non-Republicans were initially unable to vote.

Such action on the part of both parties within the Nevada legislature is not only disgraceful, but it’s empirical evidence that they are nothing more than mirror reflections of one another as they usurp power from the people and fail to represent them.

So Much for ‘Helpless and Harmless’

“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled law enforcement doesn’t need to show probable cause or get a warrant before obtaining cell phone records that show a person’s general whereabouts and phone usage. The opinion by a three-judge panel upheld the murder convictions of Donald Taylor for the 2010 killing of Michael Pearson during a marijuana drug deal in Las Vegas.

Taylor appealed his conviction, arguing that his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure were violated when law enforcement obtained cell phone location and use records from the cell phone provider. It was that information led to Taylor’s arrest.

Justice Nancy Saitta claims the warrantless access of Taylor’s historical cell phone location data didn’t violate his Fourth Amendment rights. She adds that the data didn’t provide content of Taylor’s calls or text message, only numbers, duration and the location of the cell towers routing the calls.

Such information interprets Saitta, are ‘business records’ and that Taylor has no reasonable expectation of privacy.

So much for the Section 18 of Nevada’s State Constitution which reads: “Unreasonable seizure and search; issuance of warrants. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable seizures and searches shall not be violated; and no warrant shall issue but on probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, particularly describing the place or places to be searched, and the person or persons, and thing or things to be seized.”

Her interpretation also goes against the U.S. Constitution and the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

It is time for the citizen’s of Nevada to stand up and force the state legislature to hold the Nevada’s judiciary accountable for its obvious disregard of our God-given liberties as expressed in both the U.S. Constitution and the state’s Constitution.

Righteous or Simply Right

America is angry. And a lot of people like to prove-up their anger by calling it ‘righteous,’ and pointing to Jesus, who flipped over tables and used a whip “fashioned from cords” to chase the money-changers from the Temple (John 2:16.) While many of us use this story to legitimize our actions, we’ve  little understanding about what this word, ‘righteous’ actually means.

The word ‘righteous,’ is defined simply as being morally correct. But what does it mean when used in conjunction with ‘anger,’ and ‘violence?’

The Holy Spirit commands us (II Timothy 3:16-17) as believers to put on the “new self” and “be angry” with a different kind of anger (Ephesians 4:24-26.) If you study, you’ll find that Jesus shows us what it looks like to be angry in a way that is pleasing to God.

There are at least 15 times in the Gospel where Jesus displays righteous anger outwardly. Here are but a few:

Jesus railed against the Pharisees’ hypocrisy in Matthew 23. Jesus overturned the tables when the sellers and money-changers turned God’s house of prayer into a “den of robbers” (Jeremiah 7:11.)

It was Jesus, who looked at around “with anger” when the Pharisees cared nothing whatsoever about a man with a “withered hand” who was there in the synagogue with them (Mark 3:1-5.) Furthermore, Jesus raged at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:33, 38,) while he “snorted like a horse.”

He even rebuked Peter saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” (Matthew 16:23.)

It’s interesting to note that Jesus didn’t fight to prevent his own arrest and he didn’t allow others to fight on his behalf; but he did fight in reaction to what he saw as morally unlawful and in the interests of others. For those of us with confrontational personalities, we might want to ask ourselves, “Is my motive to be right or to be righteous?” before ripping into an offending party.

If it’s simply to be right, we’ve got it all wrong. Of course, if you have to ask yourself the above question – it’s a near-guarantee you’re on the evil side of the equation as I’ve learned through some personal and painful experiences.

Another way to check ourselves is by examining our actions before they occur, after all Godly anger and violence is not vigilante justice, it is legal justice. Throwing an elbow into a man’s face for simply disagreeing with your opinion, is un-Godly, yet defending yourself from an act of overt violence is Godly.

In the end, the surprise of Jesus’ anger is that it sets us free, delivering us from evil. It enables us to let go of “the sin which so easily entangles us” (Hebrews 12:1) and compels us to hate our own sin, and to “Abhor what is evil,” which is a New Testament commandment that is all too often ignored and disobeyed (Romans 12:9.)

Prince in the Lede

Seven-time Grammy winner Prince,  known for “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain,” has died at the age of 57. He was found dead in the elevator of his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday.

But this isn’t what this article is about. Rather, it’s about why his death was important enough to be the first story in the majority of the national news media’s programming that evening.

There is a real science behind how the national news is presented and why. It’s ingenuous and rather simple, but very nefarious, especially when used as a propaganda tool.

It comes at us simultaneously in the form of agenda-setting and framing.

Agenda-setting describes the media’s ability to influence public opinion by telling us the news they want us to know and telling us what to think about the news that’s being presented. This stimulates the audiences into believing a particular issues importance, while framing, which is extremely subtle, causes the unsuspecting viewer to have a particular response.

Human interest stories, which appeal to emotion (a particular response,) are an excellent example of the media’s use of agenda-setting and framing. Most every night the final segment to a national newscast is the ever-popular human interest story.

This happens every time we sit-down and watch a national newscast — we’re manipulated into believing that certain news items like the passing of a famous musician has greater relevance to our lives than all the new regulations the federal government is imposing on our God-given liberties. And so you’ll know, the Federal Registry issued 142 pages of new regulations, rules and other notices on the day of Prince’s death.

What Can I Do for You?

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me. I’ve spent a lot of time hurting and feeling like I’ve been gypped or something.

Like usual, I started out whining and complaining before I realized where I should have started – on my knees. When I finally did, I came with resentment and blame and little else, pissed at Him and pissed at myself.

After two-weeks of self-imposed ‘anger and finger-pointing,’ here is my take away: Many people come to Jesus thinking it’s enough to believe, to stand on the sidelines and cheer.

Of, this, I am guilty and it is the number one reason I am not a preacher today as I had planned years ago. Jesus isn’t looking for cheerleaders, nor is He simply looking for converts.

Nope, He’s seeking those who will follow Him whatever the cost. He’s looking for radical devotion, unreasonable commitment and undivided dedication.

We may share the ‘good news’, but it’s not always the same message Jesus shared. Our version is softer.

Many take this message and omit the more ‘bad’ parts because they’ll scare people away. Instead, we make it sound comfortable and easy: You don’t have to do anything but believe.

Reducing Jesus from wanting a radical relationship of self-sacrificing love and humility to something more like an eternal ‘life insurance agent,’ has made Him made ‘safe,’ something He’s not!

By watering down the Gospel we have taken that which is all about Jesus and made it all about us, which it is not. Instead we’ve made Jesus a part of our lives when He is our life!

We all have our favorite causes, but Jesus didn’t come to take sides. Well, here’s a radical thought: Jesus came to take over and He’s poised do so again.

And instead of coming to Jesus with expectations of what He can do for us, we need to ask, “What can I do for you, Jesus?”

Autograph

As Louis Baker stepped from the stage, he knew he had hit the big-time. The cheering, standing ovation, the slaps on the back from other performers and stage hands, all told him so.

Out back of the theater, Louis Baker discovered even greater adulation as a crowd of several dozen flocked around him screaming, yelling his name and begging for his autograph. Women even slip their names in his jacket pocket hoping to be his paramour in the near future.

It was all very heady for the young actor as he headed up the block to his single room flat. Once there, he lay in bed dreaming of what his new-found fame-and-fortune would bring, including a luxury suite along Fifth Avenue.

The following morning Louis Baker rose and quickly dressed. The broad sheets would be out and he wanted to know what the critics thought of his performance.

He hurriedly walked down the sidewalk to the corner where the newspaper stand held his future. Yet, before he could get there, he had a small mishap, a misstep in all actuality.

The up and coming sensation stepped in a pile of dog droppings. Immediately, he sought to find something to wipe it from his Oxford’s.

He reached down and picked up a solitary piece of paper and used to clean-off his shoe. That’s when he noticed the handwriting on the fragment of parchment – it read: “All the best, Louis Baker.”

The Truth Behind ‘Stealing Delegates’

We keep hearing about that this candidate or that candidate is “stealing delegates.” There is no such thing. First of all, it implies something illegal, or at best, nefarious. Secondly, there is no way you can “steal” delegates.

Here’s how the delegate system works. In most states, delegates are selected by the campaign of a candidate.

For example, in some states some people have been selected to be a delegate for candidate ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C.’ Should candidate ‘A’ wins a majority of votes in the state then the selected delegate will go to the convention to vote for ‘A.’

In many cases, that delegate is committed to vote for the candidate for the first two ballots. After that they’re “unbound.”

There are some states where the delegates are only committed to vote for their candidate for the first ballot. Then there are some states where the delegates go to the convention “unbound,” and can vote for any candidate on the first ballot.

By the third ballot – it’s a certainty that all delegates are unbound and can vote for any candidate they wish. This is a practice that has gone on since the formation of the GOP in March 1854, but the compliant media continues to call this long-time political process “stealing” delegates.

Candidates who know the system will try to get delegates to vote for them after the first or second ballots. If their candidate isn’t selected on the first ballot, or the second ballot, they will vote for candidate on subsequent ballots.

The same media also keeps repeating that the ‘establishment’ is rigging the convention so that one candidate or another can’t win – which isn’t true. The way it works is that the candidate is not nominated by a vote of the people.

The people elect the delegates and the delegates nominate the candidate. If no candidate receives a majority of votes on the first ballot it will go to a second ballot, and to successive ballots until one candidate emerges with a majority.

This is why it is incorrect for anyone to claim the U.S. is a Democracy. Instead, the U.S. operates as a Constitutional Republic, but rarely if ever do you hear this in the compliant media.

In this case, a little education (both historic and civic) and some understanding of language (namely the misuse of words) can make all the difference to how convention activity and a Constitutional Republic operate.

Fair Share

We keep hearing this term “fair share” nearly every day from Progressives believe businesses and the rich must pay their fair share of taxes. So what is the fair share for the wealthy?

According to Progressives, it’s simply more — more than the 42.6 percent in federal taxes being paid by those in upper income brackets. It’s apparently entirely ‘fair’ that 50 percent of Americans now pay zero federal income tax, and some even enjoy what’s called a ‘negative tax rate.’

As it stands now in the U.S, the top one percent of wage earners, those who are continually disparaged by the left in America, bring home nearly 18 percent of the nation’s income. But they pay 35 percent of all federal income taxes.

Study after study has shown that when taxes are lowered, it stimulates the economy and brings in more revenue. For example, during the Roaring Twenties, tax rates were slashed dramatically, dropping from over 70 percent to less than 25 percent.

Personal income tax revenues increased from $719 million in 1921 to $1,164,000,000 in 1928, an increase of more than 61 percent. Increasing taxes also hurts the tax base, as oftentimes people and businesses flee higher tax states for lower tax states.

In 2012, French President Francois Hollande, proposed a massive 75 percent income tax on the wealthiest citizens. The tax revenue from the super tax was down significantly from the first year to the next, while the deficit skyrocketed another $97 billion.

In January 2015, the French government quietly killed the tax. It seems that unfortunately, historic lessons once learned are being willfully ignored.

If You See Something, Say Something

Our so-called Department of Homeland Security is constantly advising American’s, “If you see something, say something.” But what if it’s the government that’s acting suspicious?

Questions remain about the origin of a mysterious box on a utility pole near 21st and Glendale Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATFE) finally came forward, admitting that a box spotted and removed from a Salt River Power (SRP) pole belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation.

Witnesses say that the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked “Field Pros.”  A Google search of that name does not return any utility or surveillance company.

ATFE officials refused to elaborate on the investigation, if any and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area. At first, SRP claimed they had no idea the box was installed on their power pole – later stating there “were indications that law enforcement was connected to the box.”

What those indications were – the company hasn’t said.

They said ATFE has to let know them or work with them if they have an object on their property. The ATFE, on the other hand, claims that depending on the investigation and security priorities, they can put such equipment in place without permission.

Meanwhile, the agency didn’t hesitate to claim that in this case they “acted within their bounds.”

There are homes, a high school, an apartment complex and a strip mall in the area. The strip mall has a salon, pet grooming store, alterations business, a barber shop and an ammunition store.

Note that last one: an ammunition store. It is self-evident that the ATFE is spying on people and activities surrounding this business, which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

It’s obvious that the U.S. Constitution isn’t within the ATFE’s boundaries and this folks, is how tyranny starts!

Air Force Commander Violates the First Amendment

The Air Force is supposedly conducting an investigation after a video surfaced of retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez being forcibly removed from a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, near Sacramento in California. The incident took place on April 3 during, the retirement ceremony of Master Sergeant Chuck Roberson.

A spokesman from the base said that the confrontation stemmed from “an unplanned participation” at the event.

“Rodriguez ignored numerous requests to respect the Air Force prescribed ceremony and unfortunately was forcibly removed,” a Travis official said. “We will continue to investigate the situation fully.”

As the American flag is unfurled next to Rodriguez on stage he begins is statement: “Our flag is known as the stars and stripes. A union consists of white stars and a blue field above it.

“Each star represents one individual state,” Rodriguez continued. “Together they stand united in the visible.”

But as he does, the two men push him off stage and eventually out of the room.

An Air Force Reserve statement release following the incident took the insult to a higher level by openly claiming it “respects and defends the right to free speech and religious expression.”

However, the incident is actually a result of “bad blood” between Rodriguez and the current commanding officer of the 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. That commander is said to have barred Rodriguez from the ceremony, and ordered that he be removed after showing up anyway.

As of September 2013, Colonel Jeffrey Pickard is commander of the 349th Maintenance Group at Travis. As group commander, it is his duty to oversee the activities of the squadron commander of the 749th.

According to Air Force tradition a retiree can invite and have anyone speak at his or her own retirement. If the commanding officer does not like someone’s ceremony, he doesn’t have to attend.

I think the commanding officer in this case needs to be relieved of his duties and issued an official written reprimand.

This is What Tyranny Looks Like

At first Joe Hornick of West Long Branch, New Jersey, was pleased to see police when they came to his home. He’d been complaining of vandalism to his flag.

“Here I am looking for the cops to capture these people and instead, here they come and give me a ticket for my freedom of expression,” Hornick said of the officers standing on his front porch.

He now faces a $2,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail for flying a flag reading “Trump Make America Great Again” in front of his home. He flies his flags 24 hours a day.

Acting borough administrator Lori Cole said a local law bans political signs until 30 days prior to an election. New Jersey’s presidential primary is June 7.

Hornick, who has a court date April 20, is not taking the flag down.

“I feel my constitutional right has been violated. I have the right to express myself,” he stated.

But this battle isn’t over a political candidate or a flag. It’s about free speech and the First Amendment which states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech,” thus the ordinance is unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the Fourteenth Amendment states in Section 1, that, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

It’s too bad we’ve been rendered near-ignorant of our God-given liberties as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

My Faith in God and the Constitution

Please allow me to share with you my belief in God…

While pray nightly and have my favorite Bible verses, I am not by any means a religious man – instead I walk by faith, which to try and simply explain means my God is with me at all times and though I am a fallen man, I do my best to keep my eyes (remaining mindful of and) on Him at all times. For me faith doesn’t come with a set of hard and fast rules like religion.

My belief system is by no means one in which I insist you follow, to the contrary – I want you to explore your beliefs in a manner consistent with your personal values. For myself, my belief in God means an adherence to the broad concept of Judeo-Christian faith, which includes justice, virtue, fairness, charity, community, and duty.

Each of these concepts means different things to different people. For instance, under duty – my personal belief includes defending the U.S. Constitution up to an including my death. I hold that document as close to my heart as any member of my family or my friends, for whom I would gladly trade my life – and it is okay that you might not see ‘duty’ in the same light.

The reality of a ‘supreme transcendent authority,’ higher than any Earthly authority, naturally limits the legitimate authority of the State. No government can demand absolute obedience or legitimately attempt to control every aspect of our lives.

Thus, while I strongly disagree with such actions as abortion, I find it repulsive to limit a woman’s right to seek such a procedure through the force of law. Rather, I prefer to leave that between the medical professional, the patient and their God, reducing the State’s ability not only to interfere but to publicly fund.

Nor should the State be in the business of marriage, from enforced blood-testing to licenses and all the financial rewards the agencies benefit from. And while I may not be in favor of same-sex marriage, that again should remain between those getting married, their faith, their church, the venue and their God.

Again my belief in God does not conflate faith and politics, and it does not mean that religious disputes are necessarily political disputes, or vice versa. Nor does it mean you must believe in God, or that I have a monopoly on faith.

It does mean that there is a moral order that lies behind political order, and that order establishes the natural limits of all human authority. Finally, man is fallible and because this is so we must be a nation of virtues and values over rules and regulations, work over welfare, law over litigation, morals over money and liberty over security.

The Meaning of ‘Rule of Law’

Many times throughout our lives we’ve heard the term ‘rule of law.’ It sounds simple enough but what does it really mean?

But first, we should correct our vernacular – it isn’t jus’ ‘rule of law,’ rather we should always say it correctly, ‘Constitutional rule of law,’ as the U.S. Constitution is a contract between the citizens and the State. Over the years, whether on purpose or out of laziness, ‘Constitution,’ has been redacted from the phrase.

Constitutional rule of law of insists that a predictable and consistent legal system is necessary for an ordered liberty. A lawful society consists of a government of laws, not men, in which people know what the rules are, and in which rules are enforced uniformly for all citizens.

It also means that the government itself, along with the governed, is subject to those laws. For Constitutional law to function, by contrast, even the administrators of the law must be subject to its provisions. That also means that ALL people are to be equally protected by the law.

When such a condition exists then the rule of law is present. Placing Constitutional law on a firm and decisive basis is a necessary step for assuring such a situation and in the end a Constitutional rule of law promotes prosperity and protects our liberties.

How and When We Became Factionalized

In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that praying in school was unconstitutional, setting the stage that began the assault on America’s religious freedom. Interestingly, children saying prayers in school does not and cannot qualify as Congress making a law to establish religion.

But it certainly could be interpreted as prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Yet, that somehow was not the determination made by the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court.

How the SCOTUS drew this conclusion is still beyond my understanding. Did none of them read The Federalist #10, in which James Madison writes, “By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”

No wonder we are so divided — we are each part of a faction that developed from this 1962 ruling. But is it really unconstitutional or simply an ‘impulse of passion,’ as Madison describes?

The Friendless Kid on the Playground

It’s as if our president is simply looking for a friend anywhere in the world. It’s like a child on the playground looking to find someone, anyone who’ll pay attention to them…

“I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels that we’re falling short, because I think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well.” — President Obama

I’d feel bad for Obama if it wasn’t so calculated.

My Trump Explanation

Okay, okay, okay…time and again I’ve been asked to explain what I find wrong with Donald Trump’s candidacy. To be candid – absolutely nothing – as he has every right to run for the presidency of this country.

But what he says – well, that’s a whole other thing – but you have to really listen and get beyond his ‘rough-and-tumble’ ad-libs and rhetoric. Yes, he has people stirred up throughout the political spectrum, especially those of us who’ve endured these nearly-eight years of astutely-executed Progressive ideologies.

But jus’ because he appears to be saying the ‘right’ thing – doesn’t mean he isn’t couching his actual policies in amongst those bombastic words. Take for instance his comments on January 21, where he literally stated:

“And you know what, there’s a point at which, let’s get to be a little bit establishment, because we gotta get things done, folks, okay? Believe me, don’t worry, we’re gonna get such great deals, but at a certain point, you can’t be so strident, you can’t not get along, we gotta get along with people.”

A ‘little bit’ of establishment,’ is too much establishment. What is need is less government, less professional, life-time politicians and less lobbyists — not more establishment.

Then there are these little gems from February 2016, “We’re going to repeal and replace the horror known as Obamacare, it is a horror,” and, “I want to get rid of Obamacare and get you something great.”

It worries me that a man who’s made so much money wouldn’t want us to return to the free market system of healthcare. Instead he wants to continue the pattern the Obama Administration began of forcing so-called ‘free’ health care down our throats.

And no, I am not telling you who to support or how to vote. All I’m doing is pointing out some glaring inconsistencies within Trump’s campaign speeches – the rest is up to you.

Tyranny Doesn’t Always Come at the End of a Gun Barrel

Nevada Senator Harry Reid wants the Obama’s administration to grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and several supporters, are facing federal charges stemming from two standoffs with the federal government.

Emboldened by this, Reid took to the Senate floor Thursday to renew his push to preserve the scenic Gold Butte area northeast of Las Vegas by attacking the Bundy’s and the 2014 Bunkerville showdown.

“Because of this legislation and now the fact that the Bundys’ are all in jail, I’m going to reach out to the White House, no guarantee we’ll get it done, that’s for sure, to see if President Obama will protect this area,” Reid said in a speech from the Senate floor.

Reid argued protections are needed to preserve Gold Butte’s tribal sites and its “stunning” Joshua trees. He displayed photos of petroglyphs he said had been drawn over, shot at and stolen.

Obama “has the authority, as any president does, to stop this sort of destruction and stop it now,” Reid said. “Congress created the Antiquities Act to empower the president to protect our culture, our historic and natural resources when and where Congress cannot or will not.”

Obama has used the act 22 times to set aside 265 million acres of federally administered lands and waters, more than any other president and has confiscated nearly four million acres of Western land, more than all other presidents except Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Meanwhile, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, et. al., and all the national talk shows are mesmerized by the circus-jerk-us of presidential politics, and while we are being deceived by the ‘DNC verses the GOP’ false paradigm, a rogue federal government is targeting our liberties.

The Making of a Political Prisoner

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will remain in custody without bail in advance of his federal trial. A judge made the ruling Thursday after Bundy’s attorney asked for, and was granted a review of his previous detention hearing in Oregon.

In my humble opinion, this is tantamount to “cruel and unusual punishment.” You must remember he’s being held in custody because he verbally threatened federal law enforcement officers – not physically mind you, but verbally. This proves that the federal government is coming at our 2nd Amendment right through the 1st Amendment.

If you speak out, you shall be declared a threat and dealt with accordingly. After all, a man was gunned down along U.S. 395 in Oregon for no more than having holstered weapon on his hip and his hands in the air.

Let’s Talk About Liberty

Do you believe that people possess the right to life, liberty, property, and freedom from the restrictions of arbitrary force? Do you believe you have the right to exercise these rights through the use of your natural free will?

That means the ability to follow your own dreams, to do what you want to do — so long as you don’t harm others — and to reap the rewards. Above all, it means freedom from oppression by government and the protection by government against oppression.

It means political liberty, the freedom to speak your mind and advocate any political position that suits your fancy. It means religious liberty to worship as you please. It also means the liberty not to have to do any of those things.

Liberty also means economic liberty, the freedom to allocate resources by the free play of supply and demand and the free market system that follows from it; it means the freedom to own property and to use it accordingly.

Do you believe in the notion that the pursuit of virtue is central to human existence, and that liberty is an essential component of the pursuit of virtue? After all virtue is a necessary element in the pursuit of freedom — it ensures that freedom will be pursued for the common good — and when freedom is abused and must be controlled, virtue provides a standard for restraint.

Our Founding Fathers realized that the greatest threats to liberty are the impositions of government, whether monarchical, democratic, or otherwise. On the other hand, they also realized that there are some things the government must control like borrowing money, regulating commerce with foreign nations and between States, immigration, bankruptcy law, coin money, post offices, patents, punish piracy on the high seas, declare war, raise an army, and maintain a navy.

Tradition and Order

Do you believe in tradition and order?

Tradition speaks first to the idea of conserving the values that have been established over centuries, resulting in an orderly society. Secondly, it believes that human nature has the capacity to build a social order that respects human rights and is able to repel evil.

On the other hand order is a systematic and harmonious arrangement, both within your own character and in the State. It entails the performance of certain duties and the enjoyment of certain rights in your life. It’s absolutely necessary for life and the pursuit of our dreams.

Order is an achievement that is easily taken for granted; it is perhaps more easily understood by looking at its opposite — disorder which is confusing and miserable. And if a society falls into general disorder, many of its members will cease to have a voice in their daily lives.

Disorder also helps to explain why order depends upon virtue — if you are I are disordered in our spirit, the outward order of society will not endure.

For the Record

Let’s be clear historically: The American Revolutionary War was not a battle between the British And Americans. It was a battle between British Colonists and their government.

It was a battle to win independence from government intrusion, denial of liberty, and government control. It was a civil war, not a foreign war.